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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Letter to the Community from Martin Ping

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Hawthorne Valley is steadfastly committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and equitable campus environment for all who come here to learn, work, and visit. We celebrate diversity and recognize the dignity and worth of each member of our... read more

Hawthorne Valley Board President Publishes New Book

Congratulations to Hawthorne Valley Board President Ellen Condliffe Lagemann on the publication of her latest book, Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison. The book will be released on February 7, 2017 and is available now for pre-order. Liberating Minds... read more

Upcoming Events

February 19, 2017

Biodynamic Winter Intensive 2017

Attending to Animals in a Caring Economy: Working in Agriculture, with Each Other, and Our Inner Selves This workshop…

February 21, 2017

Free Columbia Painting Course: Using Artistic Process to "See" One Another

Working artistically with painting and drawing exercises designed to help participants see a viewpoint other than their own can help develop the capacity not only to see the other but to use these techniques in one’s own work.

“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

Stewarding Life’s Essentials, Nurturing Life’s Potential