Unconventional by Nature
Number of apprentices that have trained as farmers at HVA, nearly all remain in farming and food-related work
Number of businesses within 120 miles that Hawthorne Valley supported in 2015
Number of children Hawthorne Valley welcomes to its farm-based education programs each year
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This year, for the first time since 1974, Hawthorne Valley did not hold its summer camps. Our campus was unusually quiet. The paths forged by campers for the last 46 years were overgrown with grasses, bushes, and weeds. Summer 2020 is not one we will soon forget or...
The wide-ranging article explores animal rights activists’ objections to dairy farming, and contrasts them with the practices of farms like Dutch Hollow Farm in Schodack Landing, NY, and Hawthorne Valley’s dairy operation. While acknowledging the realities of dairy farming, the piece also delves into research by a small group of animal welfare scientists working to determine whether certain practices can improve the lives and well-being of dairy cows.
“In the movement to build a regenerative and just economy, we desperately need successful models. Hawthorne Valley is playing a crucial role in building a collaborative, resilient, local living economy in the Hudson Valley that is not only improving the quality of life in the valley, but is also a beacon of hope and possibility for other communities.”
• Biodynamic Farm➕Store near Hudson NY?
• Sauerkraut - Creamery - Bakery
• Waldorf School & Camp ?