Horn Farm Happenings – September 21

Farm TourThis morning we welcomed juniors and seniors enrolled in the Political Ecology of Food and Agriculture course at Franklin & Marshall College to tour our project: Regenerative Farmscape West. This 30-acre project focuses on using land management practices which not only ‘do no harm’ but actively seek to revitalize the soil and water resources of the farm. They were introduced to the project on Wednesday by Woodland Steward, Wilson Alvarez, who led a lecture and discussion at the college.FM Political Ecology of Food class visitStudents got an overview of the entire project which includes the farming internship, CSA farm, farm business incubator, stream restoration, and planting of perennial crops in agroforestry systems. In addition to diversifying the crops grown on the farm, and improving the ecological health of the farm, this project will positively affect the health of the waterways downstream, namely, Kreutz Creek, the Susquehanna River, and eventually the Chesapeake Bay.

[photo: Michelle Johnsen Photography]

We’re excited to announce our new Woodland Steward Training! The program begins next month. We’ve had so much interest in the work we’re doing that we’ve developed a training program for those looking to fully develop these skills. This part-time, six month training program runs from October to April. Full details and application can be found at hornfarmcenter.org/woodland-steward-training. This part-time program is equally suited for the professional and the layperson, for landowners and land stewards, activists, naturalists, and outdoor enthusiasts. No previous experience required.

The Pawpaw Festival happens this weekend! Come celebrate our largest native fruit! The Festival runs from 11 to 3 both Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23.

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Shares
Here is what we plan to include in this week’s CSA shares:
Swiss chard
Sweet Peppers
Hot peppers
Green beans
Summer squash
Winter squash
Lemon balm

Upcoming events:
September 22 – Hunting, Fishing, Trapping
September 22, 23 – Pawpaw Festival
September 25 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
September 29 – Primitive Butchering and Cooking
September 30 – Children’s Discovery Series: The Compassion Project
October 6, 7, 13, 14 – Bowmaking
October 7 – Children’s Discovery Series: Let’s Bee Friends
October 13 – Foraging: Wild Soup
October 14 – Harvest Festival & Annual Open House
October 16 – Bread Baking Basics
October 26 – Offal: Tongue, Brains, and More!
October 20, 21 – Wilderness Skills Overnight Immersion
November 17 – Bread Baking Full Day Workshop
November 17 – Foraging: Roots
December 8 – Foraging: Winter

See you at the farm!