Horn Farm Happenings – June 14, 2024

Next Saturday: Celebrate with Us!

We have a lot to celebrate this year – especially since we’ve reached 20 years of carrying out our mission –  thanks to a generous, creative, and resilient community.

Join us next Saturday, June 22nd from 5PM-9PM for a casual, festive, and family-friendly evening, complete with live music from local folk artists Still Limber, fresh-baked goods from our historic Squirrel Tail Oven, farm tours, a bonfire, kids activities and more.

Of course, our anniversary celebration wouldn’t be complete without community contributions to our potluck meal. Bring your picnic blanket,  forks n’ plates, and a meal item to share! Don’t have time to make something? Join us anyway! Potluck contributions are encouraged but not required to attend. 

The Summer Solstice Celebration is free to attend but please RVSP.

We hope to see you at the Horn Farm on June 22nd!

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Horn Farm Center’s Summer Solstice Celebration is part of Explore York’s Annual Makers Spirit Event, which runs from June 20-22, 2024.

You can download your Passport to York County’s Makers Spirit Event Today! Behind-the-scenes tours, educational demonstrations, and tasty collaborations…the Makers Spirit Event has it all. Be sure to check in at each location to earn points for prizes!


Gathering Abundance & Balance

Wild abundance is here throughout the seasons, but we’re particularly fond of this time of year! Mulberries, black raspberries, black cherries, elderflowers, and bundles of wild greens fill our baskets, nourish our bodies, and connect us with the land.Thankfully, we haven’t been alone — we’ve spent the last several weeks fostering a caring community of foragers with our first-ever Forager Training Program. Since May, ten curious foragers have dug deep into the science, craft, and spirit of ethical foraging, experiencing the blossoming transition from early spring to early summer. Next week, we’ll be sending off our foraging trainees with a wild foods meal shared by the class!

Want to learn more about the wild abundance that the land provides? We’ve got numerous foraging opportunities coming down the trail for the summer:

Beyond gathering wild foods, foraging is an invitation to learn more about ecology, land stewardship, historic relationships with plants, and ways we can (re)build reciprocal balance with the earth we share.

Join the Horn Farm Team!

Do you enjoy being creative, building relationships, and learning new things? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skillsets with others? Do you have a background in sustainable farming and perennial production systems?We are seeking a creative, motivated full-time Farm & Agroforestry Manager to join our talented team of land stewards and educators to innovate on-farm learning experiences and lead cutting-edge regenerative farming projects.

The Farm & Agroforestry Manager will have the opportunity to collaboratively design and lead a new demonstration forest garden project, reshaping the way our community thinks about agriculture and helping to achieve Horn Farm Center’s strategic vision.

Interested in learning more? Check out the full position details linked below. To apply send a resume and letter of interest to Executive Director, Alexis Campbell at executivedirector@hornfarmcenter.org by July 24, 2024.

Supporting Our Mission & Work

Are you looking for a place to get away? Are you searching for the time to be with friends and family? The landscape professionals at Hively Landscapes help folks just like you create that special place and their landscape maintenance teams will give you time to enjoy it.

For over 50 years, Hively’s hardworking team of design, installation and maintenance professionals have provided complete landscape services to our community. Offering a full range of professional landscape services for residential and commercial properties in south central PA and northern MD, Hively is consistently exceeding the expectations of their clients.

In addition to having the reputation of being fair, honest, and well-respected among our community, Hively is a generous supporter of the Horn Farm Center’s mission and work. We’re grateful for Hively’s partnership this year as one of our annual sponsors. A big thanks for Hively’s commitment to regenerative land stewardship and nature-based learning at the Horn Farm Center.

Pawpaws & So Much More!

We’re just 4 months away from Horn Farm Center’s Wild & Uncommon Weekend!

Join us from September 26-29, 2024, as we celebrate the diverse ecosystem of local foods, makers, and experiences that make York County and the Lower Susquehanna region so special, pawpaws included!

Formerly known as the York County Pawpaw Festival, our Wild & Uncommon Weekend will feature new partnerships with regional destinations like Locally SeasonedFlinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market, the Susquehanna National Heritage AreaFirefly Hollow Holistic Wellness Center, and more!

As the centerpiece of the weekend, the Horn Farm Center will host our Wild & Uncommon Pawpaw Festival on Saturday, September 28th from 9am to 5pm, including all the family fun, education, and pawpaw ~pizzazz~ many have enjoyed over the past 20 years!

Check out the current schedule of events and stay tuned over the coming weeks as we highlight all of our new offerings. Tickets go on sale this summer!

Click here to learn more. 

EmPOWER Your Building Skills

Are you ready to take charge of your DIY and home improvement projects? We’ve got two hands-on learning experiences to help you get started!

Learn the basics in Intro to Power Tools by measuring and marking wood, gaining familiarity with the functions and operation of a drill and driver, and making cuts with a circular saw, a miter saw, and a jig saw.

Then, step things up with Intro to Carpentry, a two-day workshop where you’ll learn by doing – collaboratively building a chicken coop from scratch.

Join us at the Horn Farm Center for our new Building Workshops!  Bring along any questions you might have that will inform current or upcoming projects.