Horn Farm Happenings – October 7, 2022

Discover the Secrets of Soil

What do healthy crops, resilient ecosystems, and a stable climate have in common? SOIL!

Nurturing healthy soil is non-negotiable if we want to act in partnership with nature, and this month’s Saturday classes will help you learn how to do just that! Whether you’re winterizing your garden, planting cover crops, tending to compost, exploring lawn conversion, or are just interested in exploring the living world beneath our landscapes, understanding the nuances of soil will help you grow as a land steward. You won’t want to miss these new opportunities at the Horn Farm Center!

So, join us on the 15th, 22nd, and 29th to delve (literally) below the soil surface. Get to know its language, its living occupants, and the ways that we can act as better, more resourceful caretakers.

Check out the class links below to learn more:
Soil Biology Deep Dives (10/15 and 10/29, 2-4pm)
Biochar and Soil Carbon (10/22, 1-5pm)

Click here to Register for Soil Classes

2200 Pawpaw Festival Visitors!

While severe thunderstorms shut us down early on Sunday, we still enjoyed a beautiful, memorable weekend bringing together local vendors, environmental educators, stellar volunteers, and the pawpaw-curious from near and far!

With over 2200 visitors, this year was our biggest, most well-attended Pawpaw Festival, and we’re grateful for the show of support–not only for this unique native fruit, but for the mission of the Horn Farm Center to foster learning through ecological land stewardship, experiential education, and community partnership.

Proceeds from the festival will help us to expand our educational programs in land stewardship and regenerative living while we continue to recover and rebuild following the 2021 farmhouse fire. Thank you to all the vendors, volunteers, sponsors, and attendees who made the 2022 Pawpaw Festival a huge success!

Thank You Sponsors

We’re grateful for the sponsoring businesses that helped make our 2022 festival such a success: UPMC, 7group, Richards Energy Group, Inc., Natural Awakenings Lancaster/Berks and Natural Awakenings of South Central PA, Rutter’s, The Wenger Group, John Wright Restaurant, and York County Solid Waste & Refuse Authority.


Grab a Few Brews & Celebrate at Liquid Hero

This weekend is going to be sunny and cool! Looking for something to do?

Our friends at 🍺 Liquid Hero Brewery 🍺 in downtown York are celebrating their 11 Year Anniversary, and they’ve invited us to join the party! Drop by THIS SATURDAY, October 8th after 12pm to grab a beer and say hello!

We’ll be sharing lots of things with you: Horn Farm info, merch, upcoming events, wild tea from our meadows, and other surprises. Pay us a visit, and support this awesome homegrown business while you’re at it!





The Art of Seeing & Observation

Observation is an essential awareness skill that serves as the building block for all other wilderness skills. Participants will learn to expand their observation skills by using all 5 senses to truly observe the wild. The program includes awareness techniques, tracking, and more. If you’re going to take only one of these classes, this is the one we recommend!

Join us on Sunday, October 9th for The Art of Seeing & Observation with Woodland Steward, Wilson Alvarez. This class is part of the Wild Lands: Primitive Skills Series

Photo: Students Learning to Walk & Observe Like Animals

Click here to Register for Art of Seeing & Observation