Horn Farm Happenings – October 15, 2021

10,000 Trees Planted & More Work to Do

It’s hard to believe that after just 2 weeks of planting we already reached our goal – but that’s exactly what we did! We set out to plant 10,000 trees this year, and today, we planted our final tree…well, for now. Over the next few months, we will begin working on designing another riparian buffer, an additional 4 acres on the other side of the creek that will be planted next year. Until then, we are celebrating our accomplishment and continuing to steward the land by removing invasive species, clearing brush, and bolstering the eroded banks of the waterway.

We couldn’t have accomplished this herculean task without our hardworking volunteers. We are absolutely humbled by their dedication to making a positive impact on our local ecosystem. A special thanks and kudos to Cindy Pizziketti, who volunteered over 140 hours on this project.

Although our tree planting is finished, we still need your help! Our Monday and Wednesday volunteer days will continue as we work to steward the riparian buffer. Some of the land stewardship activities that we will be engaged in are truly dirty work. We will be pulling vines, removing dead trees, pruning shrubs, and very likely getting wet and muddy. If you think you are up to the challenge, please join us on Mondays from 12pm-3pm or Wednesdays from 8am-11am until the end of October. Register using the link below.

A big thanks to the those who make our work possible. This project is funded by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PennVest, and The GIANT Company and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Healing the Planet grant program. This project is also supported by the Keystone 10 Million Tree Partnership and over 100 volunteers who came out to the farm to plant trees this year.

Click here to register to volunteer.

Celebrating the Close of the Pawpaw Season

We had so much fun at the 2021 Pawpaw Festival at the Horn Farm Center. A big thanks to Matt Schardt for capturing event and creating this video. Click the video link above to watch on Horn Farm Center’s YouTube channel!

Thank you for supporting Regenerative Agriculture!

That’s a wrap! The 2021 Horn Farm Center CSA came to close this week with a final share that included winter squashes, peppers, kale, swiss chard, lettuce heads, beets, garlic, and potatoes. We had an abundant, joy-filled year thanks to our loyal CSA members. We couldn’t do it without their support and investment in our work.

We also thank our partner farmers: Kilgore Family Farm, York Fresh Food Farms, and Green Barn Farm for partnering with us this year to provide a diverse variety of produce to our members throughout the season. We are eager to continue our partnerships with local farmers who align with our mission and values to steward the land in a way that regenerates its vitality.

Thanks for supporting regenerative agriculture and education at the Horn Farm Center. We hope to see you again next year! Keep an eye on our website for updates on the 2022 CSA program. 


We are currently in search of a number of items and services that will help us achieve our mission to connect soil, food, and people in ways that improve the health and resilience of our community. 

  • Seeking an active or retired mechanic, who would like to offer their time to occasional volunteer projects on our farm equipment and vehicles
  • Utility vehicle and trailer (such as used golf card or gator)
  • Electric weed-trimmer
  • Electric leaf blower

Can you help out? To offer your time, talents, equipment, or tools, please contact Farm Manger, Andrew Horn at farmmanager@hornfarmcenter.org.

Can you help out? To offer your time, talents, equipment, or tools, please contact Farm Manger, Andrew Horn at farmmanager@hornfarmcenter.org.

UPDATED: Horn Farm Center Health and Safety Policy

The Horn Farm Center is offering on-site educational programming with some modifications due to COVID-19. Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available. We will adjust as needed as time passes and things change.

In order to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff, participant expectations are as follows:

  • Outdoors – Participants are required to bring a mask and wear it when physical distancing cannot be maintained. We have a limited supply on hand if you forget yours.
  • Indoors – Participants are required to wear masks indoors.
  • Do not attend if sick or recovering.