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Celebrating 50 years of Renewing Soil, Society, and Self

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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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Adapting to New Farming Realities

Adapting to New Farming Realities

by Spencer Fenniman, Director of Farm Operations An aerial view of Hawthorne Valley this spring, including greenhouses, barn yard, several pastures, the Place Based Learning Center's Children's Garden (middle of photo), and the Corner Garden (upper right) . The...

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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