Prepare for spring with the Horn Farm Center

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It might be chilly outside and snow is still in the upcoming forecast, but those at the Horn Farm Center, 4945 Horn Road, Hellam Township, are preparing for spring.

Thoughts of the harvest are always on a farmer’s mind, and this year the center want to get residents prepared for the season, too.

There are three events in the next month that people can participate in at the Horn Farm Center:

Produce Basket workshop: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Brian Brister will be teaching attendents how to assemble. Cost for this workshop is $30 and includes the pre-cut lumber, screws, and pre-cut screening needed to make a basket. Payment can be made the day of the workshop with cash or check. Sign up on the Facebook event.

If you have any of the following tools, please bring along. If not, a limited number of tools will be available: cordless drill with #2 Phillips Head bit; 7/64” or 1/8” drill bit; staple gun with ½” staples; hammer; sand paper and sanding block (1 pieces of 80-120 grit); gloves (if desired); safety glasses.

The workshop will take place in the pole barn, so please dress for cold temperatures. Coffee and tea will be available; bring your own mug.

2013 Susquehanna Seed Swap: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2. This event is organized by the Susquehanna Permaculture Guild and hosted by The Horn Farm Center. Local gardeners and farmers will gather to swap seeds, tips and skills. There will be a few local experts on hand for questions, including Christopher Wallen from Quality Greenhouses in Dover and Tim Mountz of Happy Cat Farms in Kennet Square.

There will be a door prize, contests and refreshments, with a potluck lunch.

Read more and sign up at the Facebook event.

Foraging class: 10 a.m. to noon March 16. This is March’s monthy class, held every third Saturday of each month at the Horn Farm Center. Lead by Jonathan Darby and Nathan Carlos Rupley, with discussion and demonstration on many uses of wild plants, with an emphasis on learning to actually work them into our lives. The suggested donation is $15. Sign up at the Facebook event. 

And don’t forget about this month’s York Free Store, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Friends Meeting House, 135 W. Philadelphia St., York.

Bethany Fehlinger

Bethany Fehlinger is a journalist in the Design Center at the York Daily Record. She is a graduate of Penn State University, is a York City dweller and has been vegetarian and geek for more than five years. Twitter: @Wonder_veggie

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