Growing in 2020: Part 2

This is the second installment of our two-part series, Growing in 2020, as two of our women farmers reflect on their experiences working throughout the pandemic. To read Part 1 written by Jess Brobst, Dairy Herd Manager, click here. Therapy and Privilege in the...

Growing in 2020: Part 1

During this slow time on the farm, as the ground rests under the winter snow, the animals relax in the barns, and planning and preparation for next growing season commences, we asked two of our women farmers to reflect on what it is like to farm in the midst of the...

Celebrating 50 Years

When the founders started Hawthorne Valley 50 years ago, they did so with a hope—a hope that this new project would turn into a place that would allow people, young and old, to reconnect with the natural world. Henry and Christy Barnes, Fentress and Hede Gardner, Karl...

Keeping the Connections Strong

This year, for the first time since 1974, Hawthorne Valley did not hold its summer camps. Our campus was unusually quiet. The paths forged by campers for the last 46 years were overgrown with grasses, bushes, and weeds. Summer 2020 is not one we will soon forget or...

Space and Time

This essay first appeared in Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School’s weekly newsletter. We found the insights Dr. Simon Frishkoff, HVS High School teacher, put forth so thought-provoking that we wanted to share them with our broader community. Wishing you all peace...

Earth Day 2020

Spring is perhaps the most anticipated season in the Northeast. As winter drags on, we yearn for longer, warmer days of summer when we can go outside in t-shirts, work in our gardens, and enjoy being outside without thinking about bundling up in all our wintertime...