Celebrating 50 years of Renewing Soil, Society, and Self

Check out our 50th Anniversary Podcast, Roots to Renewal!

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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A Year in Review: Research and the Arts

A Year in Review: Research and the Arts

This is the final post in a series of reflections on 2022, giving you a glimpse into a year in the life of the initiatives that make up Hawthorne Valley. These reports about Farmscape Ecology Program, the Center for Social Research, and Lightforms were first shared in our 2022 Annual Impact Report.

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Roots to Renewal Features HVS Class of 2005 Alum

The latest episode of the Roots to Renewal podcast features Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School Class of 2005 alumnus Eliot Livingston Wilson, the founder and design lead for FUTUR, a firm developing regenerative affordable housing solutions.

“Eliot was one of my students when I was the Shop teacher years ago,” says Martin Ping, executive director and Roots to Renewal host. “It was such a pleasure to catch up with him and learn about how he is seeking to address the interconnected challenges of climate change and affordable housing.”

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“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