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 – Dana Wagner

Dana Wagner grew up as a Midwest farmer’s daughter. Her father served as a professor of agriculture and ran a 45 acre cattle farm in Missouri, so farming and food played a big role in her life. For college, she chose to study retail marketing at Central Missouri State...

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Upcoming Events

February 21, 2019

Winter Workshop: Agriculture as the Heart of Environmentalism

Hawthorne Valley's Institute for Mindful Agriculture (IMA) is hosting a workshop, "Agriculture as the Heart of Environmentalism: Belonging…

Eco-Alchemy: a talk with Dan McKanan

Dan McKanan, PhD, of Harvard Divinity School, will speak on how the history of environmentalism, biodynamic agriculture, and…

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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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