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

Your support enables us to uphold our mission to build vibrant local economies, support and nurture human needs, and establish deeper connections to the earth and to one another.

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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Meet our Staff – John Darby

John Darby brings his background in both academic administration and marketing to his new role as Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School’s (HVS) Admissions Director. A Georgia native, Darby graduated from Emory University with a degree in English. As he looked at his...

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Upcoming Events

February 25, 2018

Winter Ecology Walk at Olana

Please join the Farmscape Ecology Program for a winter ecology walk at Olana. Explore meadows, forests, and wetlands,…

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.

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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