Our woodland restoration is well underway! Here’s the crew that helped transform a section of woods from a tangle of overgrowth to an accessible corridor. In just a few hours, this stream bed went from the conditions on the left to those on the right. The volunteers on this day came from the mid-Atlantic sales team at UNFI. In addition to sending us amazing volunteers each year, UNFI is a generous financial supporter of the Horn Farm Center. Wilson Alvarez (far left in photo above) is leading these work days. Wilson is a certified permaculture designer, inventor, gardener, skilled tracker, bowyer, nature-awareness instructor, and writer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For the past twelve years, he has studied and taught classes and workshops on bio-intensive agriculture, regenerative technology, foraging, hunting, trapping, tracking, and wilderness survival. He is teaching two series of workshops this fall: Bowmaking, and the Wild Lands Immersion which consists of five classes: The Art of Seeing and the Science of Observation | Shelter & Water | Fire | Food: Foraging, Hunting, Trapping | and Advanced Primitive Hunting Techniques.
We have more work days scheduled for the coming months. If you or your organization would like to be part of this amazing project, please let us know!
We are delighted to announce that Brandon Tennis has joined the Horn Farm Center’s Board of Directors!Born and raised along the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County, Brandon Tennis is a professional land manager and Director of Stewardship for the Lancaster County Conservancy. Brandon holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Millersville University and a master’s degree in Ecological Design from the Conway School in western Massachusetts. His experience includes an array of land planning, environmental restoration, trail work, organic farming, permaculture design, outdoor education, and social work. Brandon and his wife, Abby, first circled paths with the Horn Farm Center seven years ago when they made the decision to convert their CSA into a permaculture exhibit perennial food forest. Several travels and a few years later, they now grow food on a quarter-acre residential lot in Marietta primarily for themselves and their daughter. Brandon believes in the value of farmscapes as functional ecosystems. Welcome, Brandon!
See you at the farm!