Horn Farm Happenings – March 30

insect identificationWe just added two new classes for organic gardeners: Garden Planning on April 28 and Insect Identification and Management on May 19.herb pots for plant saleKilgore Family Farm will have pots of strawberries and pots of mixed herbs at our Heirloom Plant Sale. It’s just five weeks away! We’ll have plants for your garden and homestead grown organically by our Incubator Farmers and Farm Internship program participants. Our annual Heirloom Plant Sale takes place Saturday, May 5 from 9 to 3. Come early for best selection.  Plant pre-orders end March 31.plant-sale

No space for a garden at home? Join us at the Horn Farm and grow your own vegetables and flowers! community gardensThere are only a few spaces left in the Horn Farm Center Community Gardens! Each plot measures 20 x 20 feet. The plots are open from mid- April through October 31. We say the mid-April because the day the seasonal gardens opens varies from year to year. We have to wait until the ground thaws and dries enough for the tractor to be able to till the soil.  Click here for more information and to reserve your space today: Community Gardens

We can build our community’s resilience by being prepared to provide for our own basic needs for food, water, fire, and shelter in the face of sudden changes in weather or economic circumstances. Can you build a fire without a match or lighter? We can teach you how!wild-lands-immersionOur wilderness skills classes are designed to reconnect people to the land and develop essential survival skills. Students will gain hands-on experience with basic, pre-industrial, woodland-style survival skills/bushcraft. This includes gathering wild foods and medicine, building debris-huts, animal tracking, fire-making techniques such as hand-drill and bow drill, and making basic hunting implements such as a survival bow and simple traps. The spring Wild Lands series of workshops begins April 7.

Upcoming events:
April 7 – Spring Volunteer Work Day
April 7 – Wilderness Skills: The Art of Seeing and The Science of Observation
April 14 – Wilderness Skills: Shelter & Water
April 21 – Wilderness Skills: Fire
April 21 – Monthly Foraging
April 28 – Garden Planning
April 29 – Low-tech Mushroom Cultivation
May 5 –  Heirloom Plant Sale
May 5 – Wilderness Skills: Foraging, Hunting, Trapping
May 9 – Making Bone Broth
May 12 – Raising Insects for Food and Farm
May 12 – Wilderness Skills: Advanced Primitive Hunting Techniques
May 15 – Tuesday Evening Work Crew (begins)
May 17 – Monthly Foraging
May 19 – Insect Identification and Management
June 2 – Introduction to Permaculture
June 16 – Monthly Farm Tour – Third Saturday
June 16 – Introduction to Plant Communication
June 23 – Cycle the Solstice

See you at the Farm!