Horn Farm Happenings – March 9

community gardens at the Horn Farm CenterThere are 102 community garden plots at the Horn Farm Center! Each plot measures 20 x 20 feet. About half of the plots are managed by experienced gardeners who tend the plots year round. The other half are rented seasonally: 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. For just $50 you can grow your own vegetables and be a valued member of the Horn Farm community! Click here for more information and to reserve your space today: Community Gardens

plant-saleOur annual Heirloom Plant Sale takes place Saturday, May 5 from 9 to 3. Click here for the list of plants we’re growing for the sale. To help make sure you get the varieties you want for your garden, this year we are taking pre-orders for plants. In advance of our SIXTH Annual Horn Farm Center Heirloom Plant Sale, we are offering pre-sales to reserve your selections! We’ll have plants for your garden and homestead grown organically by our Incubator Farmers and Internship program participants.

We want to share some highlights from last season, so we published a 2017 Annual Report. Don’t worry, it’s only one page. With your support, we did some really cool things for our community!

permaculture 101 classThe Introduction to Permaculture workshop we held in January filled quickly and had a waitlist, so we are offering another session on June 2. Register today!

Do you buy things on Amazon? Did you know that those purchases can generate revenue for the Horn Farm Center?! From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/20-1061394 and Amazon donates to Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education.

Upcoming events:
March 17 – A Gardener’s Guide to Soil
March 24 – Bread Baking Full Day Workshop (waitlist)
March 31 – Monthly Foraging
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 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
June 2 – Introduction to Permaculture

See you at the Farm!