Horn Farm Happenings – June 8

insect identificationCan you name this insect? The majority of insects that surround us in the garden (and out) are either beneficial or harmless to human endeavors. Learning to identify the common insects in your area is an essential skill in the gardener’s toolbox. Only then can you begin to recognize and support the beneficial insects that are making your job easier and mitigate and prevent the damage from their less helpful counterparts. Join us Sunday, June 24 for Insect Identification and Management. This class will be co-taught by Jon Darby and Jason Reed. We will cover the three major kinds of pest management, how to diagnose a pest problem, and recommended treatments. This workshop will be primarily classroom based and we’ll examine some live examples and do a field walk weather permitting. (It’s an Assassin Bug nymph. Pselliopus spp. do not feed on plants–they hunt on them!)

Cycle the SolsticeOn Saturday, June 23, we will be welcoming riders from near and far who enjoy bicycling the country roads of York and Lancaster counties. Please join us for our fourth annual Cycle the Solstice fundraiser for the Horn Farm Center! Thank you to our sponsors: Lemon Street Market and Pennsylvania Truck Centers!! PA Truck CentersLemon Street Marketcycle the solstice riders en route

CSA Shares
Here is what we plan to include in this week’s CSA shares:
mini Chinese cabbage
garlic scapes
Swiss chard
arugula (or red leaf amaranth)
snap peas
Not a CSA member? There’s still time to join. Click here for more information.

Upcoming events:
June 12 – Tuesday Evening Work Crew
June 16 – Monthly Farm Tour – Third Saturday
June 16 – Introduction to Plant Communication
June 19 – Tuesday Evening Work Crew
June 23 – Cycle the Solstice
June 24 – Insect Identification
June 26 – Tuesday Evening Work Crew
June 30 – Monthly Foraging
July 14, 15, 28, 29 – Bowmaking
July 26 – Preserving Herbs
July 31 – Knife Skills for the Home Cook
August 21 – Seasonal Eat & Meet

See you at the farm!