Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education

We’re Halfway to Spring!

It’s been cold, dark, and damp. We long for the light and the heat. Be patient, Spring is coming!

Signs of Spring:

Monthly Foraging classes and Foraging Intensive dates are on the calendar. Foraging is the act of finding and gathering wild foods. For the majority of our existence on this planet, human beings lived as hunter-gatherers. By engaging in this age-old practice, we can provide ourselves with healthy and FREE food and medicine, become more self-reliant, and connect on a much deeper level to the landscape in which we live. At the Horn Farm Center, we offer monthly foraging classes throughout the year as well as a 9 month Foraging Intensive. Each monthly class is appropriate for beginners and experienced learners and focuses on a different topic relevant to the specific time of year. More information and registration here.

Is the land calling to you? Our Farming Internship may be your answer. This program is valuable and suitable for anyone interested in exploring a future in small-scale vegetable production as well as anyone interested in learning growing skills for the purpose of homesteading, gardening, and feeding themselves and their community. Accepting applications now.

Save the date! Our annual Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Horn Farm Center. We will have over 100 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, culinary and medicinal herbs, and more! All selection of hard to find varieties.

The Horn Farm Center CSA incorporates fresh, chemical-free produce grown by participants in our Farming Internship Program and Incubator Farm Project. By choosing to be a member of our CSA you are supporting aspiring farmers as they develop both horticultural and business skills. Your membership also helps to fund the Horn Farm Center as we work to connect our community to local food, to provide valuable educational classes and workshops, and to create a model of regenerative agriculture for our region. Sign up for your share today!

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.

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!