Unconventional by Nature

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 help build vibrant local economies, support and nurture human needs, and establish deeper connections to the earth and to one another.

Dairy Farming’s Lifeline: Community

by Sushannah Laurange “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community…Our ambition must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” ~ Cesar Chavez Dairy farming:...

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Meet our Faculty – Janene Ping

Morningstar Kindergarten Lead Teacher Janene Ping has been an early childhood educator at Hawthorne Valley for almost 30 years. She had always been drawn to teaching and found her calling working with young children. “Early Childhood is a time when the children are so...

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Upcoming Events

February 8, 2020

Winter Botany Workshop - Session 3

This is the third and final Saturday of the popular winter botany workshop, led by the Farmscape Ecology…

February 17, 2020

President's Week Farm Day Program

Winter Farm Experience for students ages 5-12 Looking for a fun, wholesome experience for your child during President's…

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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

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