Horn Farm Happenings – June 21, 2019

Hello Summer 2019! Summer officially arrived at 11:54 a.m. here in York, Pennsylvania marking the longest day and the shortest night of the year as well as the beginning of the summer season. Today we also welcomed 12 volunteers participating in the United Way of York County’s Day of Action. They came despite the early rains and stayed to plant 200 trees along the stream edge. Pawpaws, red maple, sycamore, swamp white oak, and river birch were planted next to existing black walnut, black locust, mulberry, and cherry trees. The wild black raspberries just ripened this week, so there were treats along the way.

Thank you for all of your hard work and good humor!

We just added two new workshops. Both are happening on July 27, so you’ll have to choose…

Image may contain: plantMake your own Paintbrushes from Natural Materials!
For foragers and naturalists alike! Do you enjoy both art and nature? If so, learn how to make your own handmade paintbrush with plants and other natural materials found in the wild and landscaped areas that surround us. In this hands-on class, you will create a paintbrush from plant materials. For more information and to register, visit: Do-it-Yourself Natural Paintbrushes.

Or perhaps cooking is your thing! Join us as we demystify pickle making – more than just cucumbers Quick Pickling! Short on time but long on harvest? Learn how simple it is to preserve your bountiful haul with quick pickles. We’ll create two different brines and then explore the various homegrown items you can pickle and the many delicious and unusual uses for quick pickles. They’re not just for sandwiches. We’ll also discuss knife skills and you’ll get to put them to work. For details, visit Quick Pickling!
See you at the farm!

Upcoming events:
June 22 – Cycle the Solstice
June 25 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
June 29 – Foraging – June Plant Walk
June 29 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
July 13 – Mushroom Cultivation
July 13 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
July 18 – Where the Wild Things Grow (Youth Program)
July 23 – Introduction to Canning: Peach Jam
July 27 – DIY Natural Paintbrushes
July 27 – Quick Pickling
July 29 to 31 – Building Backyard Habitats (Junior Naturalist Training)
July 29 to 31 – Building Community Habitats (Junior Naturalist Training)
August 8 – Introduction to Canning: Tomato Sauce
August 10 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
August 20 – Roasted Vegetables
September 7 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
September 10 – Introduction to Canning: Applesauce
September 28/29 – Pawpaw Festival
October 12 – Bread: Rising to the Next Level
October 15 – Woodland Steward Training Program