Horn Farm Happenings – November 4, 2022

Kitchen Classes: Making A Comeback

Just as the weather is cooling down, the Summer Kitchen at the Horn Farm Center is beginning to heat up!

Between the pandemic and the farmhouse fire, classes in our Summer Kitchen went dormant over the past few years. We’re excited to revive and re-introduce kitchen programs, beginning with a back-to-basics bread series taking place this winter!

Taught by longtime friend and volunteer, Ellen Gibb, this series of three bread-baking workshops will cover the basics of ingredients, techniques, and variations for distinct bread-making styles. We’ll also reflect on bread-baking as an exercise in reconnection: with ourselves, our history, our ingredients, and the land.

A special thanks to our friends at Shipley Energy for helping to weatherize the Summer Kitchen for year-round use with a new mini-split HVAC system and helping us get back on our feet after the farmhouse fire.

Register for individual classes or take the full series at a discounted charge. The first class of the series will be taking place on Wednesday, November 16th from 6 to 8pm at the Horn Farm Center’s cozy Summer Kitchen!

Click here to register for Bread Baking Basics. 

Greenhouse Internships: Now Accepting Applications

Interested in learning about nursery plant production and greenhouse management? We have two internship opportunities available next year that will provide hands-on learning and personalized job coaching with Farm Manager, Andrew Horn.

Throughout the course of the internship students will learn:

  • Production planning and seeding schedules
  • Seasonal greenhouse management
  • Plant propagation techniques
  • Materials & Methodology
  • Plant Anatomy, taxonomy, physiology, chemistry, biology, genetics
  • Irrigation – watering, water testing, understanding plant nutrition
  • Plant Health Management – foliar sprays, root dips, seed coats
  • Plant Sale Management – budgeting, pricing, product placement, retailing

  Learn More About 2023 Internships

Community Gathering: Join Us by the Fire

Enjoy the company of fellow community members and the warmth of a bonfire at the Horn Farm on Sunday, December 4th between 3 and 5pm. All are welcome! We’re looking forward to celebrating the land, our community, and the ways they’ve come together throughout this year.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring your own chair, and be sure to dress warmly, as the event will take place outdoors. Of course, the fire is contingent on weather conditions. We’ll make sure to reach out in advance if plans need to change. 

As your “ticket” to this event, please bring a canned or preserved food item. We’ll be collecting donations for the York County Food Bank.

Click here to let us know you’re attending


Calling All Tree-Lovers!

We’re looking forward to a gathering of tree-loving volunteers TOMORROW, Saturday, November 4th for a final planting and maintenance day before the end of the year.

Come out to the Horn Farm Center to plant trees, perform important upkeep, and enjoy a morning outdoors surrounded by peak-leaf beauty!

New volunteers are always welcome! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the riparian buffer and why we’re all about it while supporting our land/stream reparation efforts.

Click here to Register

Plant Identification with Jon Darby

Discover the diversity of Pennsylvania’s woodland species. Using bark and budding patterns, students will learn how to identify plants, trees, and shrubs in the wooded areas at the farm.

Come prepared for all weather, to get dirty, wet, and cold! This class is family and child friendly, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Join us on Sunday, November 6th at 1pm for a Guided Nature Walk focused on Plant Identification with Jon Darby of Riverbend Foraging.