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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Meet our Staff – Irene Davis

Irene Davis joined Hawthorne Valley’s Finance Office in 2008 with over 20 years’ experience in business and finance administration. In her position, Irene handles accounts receivable for Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School and other Hawthorne Valley initiatives and...

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We’ve Gone Solar!

The panels will generate enough power to cover the needs of the Practical Arts Building, plus some which will be used to offset the energy needs of other Hawthorne Valley buildings.

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Upcoming Events

March 16, 2018

The Next Step: Biodynamics as a Science of Initiation

As we approach the third decade of the twenty-first century, the call to Do Something to Save the Earth is more urgent now than ever before. That is, if we can even hear it. The distractions of twenty-first century life multiply, while the human tendency— admirable and necessary in some respects — to accept “the way things are” with equanimity is presenting humanity and the living Earth with the most serious crisis of action either has ever known.

April 7, 2018

Heaven and Earth Workshop

Are farms the places where heaven meets earth? In this workshop, Professor Dan McKanan of Harvard Divinity School, Steffen Schneider, Director Emeritus of Farm Operations at Hawthorne Valley Farm, and Director of The Institute for Mindful Agriculture, and Claus Sproll, Program Director, AdminInstitute will follow diverse spiritual communities as they go back to the land—by creating church and school gardens, establishing ecovillages, celebrating the sacraments with the four elements, prac-ticing carbon farming, and participating in the global food sovereignty movement.

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Unconventional by Nature

“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.”

Judy Wicks

entrepreneur, author: Good Morning, Beautiful Business, co-founder BALLE

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