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 – Conrad Vispo & Claudia Knab-Vispo

What lives in our backyards and the woods that blanket Columbia County? If we plant native species in the hedgerows that separate farm fields, will that attract insects and other animals that benefit vegetable production? How do human activities affect the creatures...

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Upcoming Events

December 1, 2018

Yuletide Fair

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School Yuletide Fair Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm Join us for…

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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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