Horn Farm Happenings – October 23, 2020

Celebrate the 2020 Season with a Riparian Work Out at the Horn Farm

Looking for a dynamic, full-body workout? Want to get outdoors and get your hands dirty? Interested in learning more about perennial plants, ecology, and protecting our local waterways? We have the perfect opportunity for you, AND we really need your help! Join us at the Horn Farm, starting on October 28th, for the workout of the year as we break ground on our 6 acre riparian buffer project. Get “riparian ripped” and help us prepare the ground for the installation of 18,000 new multifunctional trees, which we will plant in the spring of 2021. We couldn’t think of a better way to end 2020 than working alongside our generous friends and supporters in the field. Click here to sign up!

Announcing Horn Farm Center’s New 2021 Land Steward Training Program

We are pleased to announce a brand new training program from the Horn Farm Center. A holistic hybrid of the Horn Farm Center’s Regenerative Farmer and Woodland Steward Training Programs, this new training program is an immersive learning experience focused on deep ecological literacy and skill-building that will empower students to restore damaged ecosystems and reintegrate into the landscape in a way that supports a healthy human lifestyle.

Using a whole systems approach, students will learn in the Horn Farm’s cultivated, wooded, and wild spaces. Led by Horn Farm Woodland Steward, Wilson Alvarez and Field Manager, Andrew Horn, students will explore a combination of food cultivation and land stewardship practices as result of a deep foundational understanding of ecological systems.

This is an opportunity to learn to integrate semi-wild spaces with both annual and perennial agricultural production, focusing on the Horn Farm Center’s work to create a regenerative farmscape. Participants will also explore ways to restore ecosystem health by applying the principles and techniques of disturbance-based forest management. Is 2021 your year for land stewardship? We hope you can join us as we practice hands-on techniques for working to restore the land.

Click here for more information. 

Call for Volunteers – Join Us on Thursdays

bed preparation at the farm

Want to spend some time on the farm working and learning with Field Manager, Andrew Horn? Join us every Thursday until November 12th for special Volunteer Open House from 10am-6pm. We could use your help cleaning up for the fall and preparing for the winter months. We will spend some time getting to know each other, discussing what’s happening in the fields and on the farm, plus there will be plenty of opportunity to get your hands dirty!

Some of our end-of-season farm activities include:

  • Planting Garlic Beds
  • Clearing, Composting, Forking, Mulching BioIntensive Beds
  • Clearing, Composting, Forking, Mulching Annual Growing Beds
  • Mulching around Perennial Trees
  • Removing all Ground Pack and Irrigation Lines
  • Cleaning up and winterizing the Horn Farm greenhouses

Interested in joining us? Sign-up to volunteer for Volunteer Thursdays!

Horn Farm Center is Hiring!

Do you have a wealth of skills and a heart to change the world from the ground up? Consider joining the Horn Farm team! We are now hiring for TWO part-time positions:

  • An Executive Assistant who will help to support the mission of the organization by managing our administrative systems and keeping our team activities organized! 
  • A Community Education & Outreach Coordinator who will help to strengthen the role of the Horn Farm Center as a leader in the field of regenerative agriculture though education and outreach! 

YOU might be just the professional we are looking for! Click here to learn more about the latest employment opportunity at the Horn Farm Center.


Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, October 28: Riparian Volunteer Day
Thursday, October 29: Fall on the Farm: Volunteer Thursdays
Wednesday, November 4: Riparian Volunteer Day
Thursday, November 5: Fall on the Farm: Volunteer Thursdays
Saturday, November 7: The Living Landscape
Monday, November 9: Riparian Volunteer Day
Tuesday, November 10: Riparian Volunteer Day
Wednesday, November 11: Riparian Volunteer Day
Thursday, November 12: Fall on the Farm: Volunteer Thursdays
Monday, November 16: Riparian Volunteer Day
Tuesday, November 17: Riparian Volunteer Day
Wednesday, November 18: Riparian Volunteer Day
Monday, November 30: Riparian Volunteer Day
Tuesday, December 1: Riparian Volunteer Day
Wednesday, December 2: Riparian Volunteer Day
Sunday, December 6: The Living Landscape
March 2020: Land Steward Training Program (Application Deadline: January 31, 2021)

See you at the farm!

York County has moved into the green phase for dealing with COVID-19, so we are resuming some on farm classes with modifications. Classes will be held outside and are limited to 10 participants per class. If more than one class occurs on the same day, start times will be staggered to reduce the number of individuals arriving at the same time. Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available. We will adjust as needed as time passes and things change. Participants are required to bring a mask and wear when proper physical distancing cannot be maintained. Except for family members physical distancing of 6 feet must be maintained.