In 2016, Betsy Dorbian was considering a career change. After 25 years as a massage therapist, Betsy was ready for something different. Having studied permaculture design in an academic setting, she felt she needed hands on skills. She applied to and was accepted into the Farm Internship program. Betsy ended her first season by saying that she’d ‘found her people and her place’ at the Horn Farm. She is returning for 2017 ready to make her dream of becoming a flower farmer come true. As a second year intern, Betsy will plan, grow, harvest, and market cut flowers.
Interested in making a career change of your own? Our Farm Internship is a part-time, hands-on training program for people with 0 to 2 years of farm or gardening experience. The program provides foundational knowledge and practical skills for those interested in small-scale, intensive, organic, permaculture-based production methods. Applications are now being accepted.
It’s time to get your CSA share! The Horn Farm is joining together with Kilgore Family Farm to provide your fresh vegetables for 2017 with our CSA. Pick up at the Horn Farm or at Seventh & George just off route 30 in North York. Early bird discount through January 31st. More information and sign up here.
Land Regeneration: Engineering Ecosystems and Restoring Humanity into Wildlands
Join us for this innovative two-day intensive on disturbance ecology and integrated disturbance-based land management. We will focus on the semi-wild landscapes that surround us and will explore ways to return to a more collaborative approach to land design. More information and registration here.
For 2017, we are offering more than 65 classes and workshops on a wide range of topics all chosen to connect you–our community, to local food. Classes through April are posted here.
As a not for profit organization, the Horn Farm Center relies on the generosity of people just like you. If you feel that the work we do at the Horn Farm is important to the well-being of our community, please donate today!