The Living Landscape

Discover the living landscape through the eyes of the creatures and plants that inhabit wild spaces!

Taking place the first Sunday of each month from 9am-11am, this ecological adventure walk through the woodlands and the meadows of the Horn Farm Center will spark your sense of wonder and teach you about all aspects of the land we call home. We’ll focus on broad patterns of landscape as well as diving deep into the details of the micro-ecosystems under rocks, inside dead trees, beneath the soil, and beyond.

Every month’s class will be different in response to what the land presents and what questions you bring to the group. Topics covered may include:

  • Animal and insect tracking
  • Identification of wild plants
  • Tree and bark identification
  • Macro-invertebrates
  • Soil analysis
  • Reading the landscape
  • Nature observation
  • Bird language
  • Topography
  • Understanding water flow
  • Primitive skills

Come prepared for all weather, to get dirty, wet, and sometimes hot and sticky! This class is family and child friendly, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is per person, regardless of age.

Classes are led by Horn Farm Center Woodland Steward, Wilson Alvarez.

 

2021 Living Landscape Class Offerings (click to register):

Sunday, March 7, 2021
Sunday, April 11, 2021 (first Sunday closed for Easter)
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Sunday,  July 11, 2021 (first Sunday closed for Independence Day)
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Sunday, September 12, 2021 (first Sunday Labor Day weekend)
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Sunday, December, 5, 2021


Horn Farm Center Health and Safety Policy

Due to COVID-19 the Horn Farm Center is offering on-site educational programming with some modifications in order to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff. All classes will be held outside and are limited to 15 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.

Participant expectations are as follows:

  • Participants are required to bring a mask and wear it when proper physical distancing cannot be maintained. We have a limited supply on hand if you forget yours.
  • Physical distancing of 6 feet must be maintained except in case of family members.
  • Do not attend if sick or recovering.

Until further notice, no indoor classes are available at this time. We are offering virtual classroom experiences via zoom.