Horn Farm Happenings – March 15, 2019

community gardens

Growing your own food comes with a multitude of benefits – including being able to personally ensure food safety and security, saving money, the health benefits of eating the freshest food possible, the satisfaction and enjoyment of raising your own food from seed to harvest, and fostering a connection with the natural world.

Community Gardens Terese

photo: Michelle Johnsen

The popular Community Garden program at the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education offers soil lovers and aspiring farmers the opportunity to grow fresh, chemical-free food on prime farmland in the company of other enthusiastic and dedicated gardeners. Each plot measures 20 x 20 feet. Seasonal garden plots are open from mid-April, weather permitting, until the end of October. Seasonal plot registration can be found here. Horn Farm offers a limited number of year-round plots for more serious gardeners who wish to manage and tend their plot through all four seasons. (Contact us for details on year-round plots).

Seedlings for Heirloom Plant Sale for Horn Farm CenterLike last year, we will be taking pre-orders for plants now through April 4. You let us know which plants you want to buy and we will have your order packed and ready for you to pick up the day of the sale: May 4. We didn’t get a photo for every plant, but if you click on the image, you’ll find a detailed description of each plant variety.plant-sale

Upcoming events:
March 30 – Monthly Foraging Walk
March 23 – Wilderness Skills: The Art of Seeing & Nature Observation
March 30 – Wilderness Skills: Shelter Building & Finding Water
April 13 – Wilderness Skills: Ancient Art of Fire by Friction
April 20 – Wilderness Skills: Foraging, Hunting & Trapping
April 27 – Wilderness Skills: Advanced Primitive Hunting Techniques
April 27 – Introduction to Lacto-Fermentation
April 27 – Foraging – Spring Greens
May 3 – Give Local York
May 4 – Heirloom Plant Sale
May 18 – Herbal Intensive
May 19 – Mushroom Cultivation
June 1 – Introduction to Plant Communication
June 22 – Cycle the Solstice
June 29 – Raising Insects for Food and Farm
July 23 – Introduction to Canning: Peach Jam
August 8 – Introduction to Canning: Tomato Sauce
August 20 – Roasted Vegetables
September 10 – Introduction to Canning: Applesauce
October 12 – Bread: Rising to the Next Level

2019 Horn Farm Vegetable CSA
Betsy’s Flowers at the Farm Flower CSA
Regenerative Farming Internship
Woodland Steward Training Program
Herbal Intensive
Foraging Intensive

See you at the farm!