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...

Letting Go…To Let Come

written by Rachel Schneider, Co-Director, The Institute for Mindful Agriculture at Hawthorne Valley   I took a walk the other day. I saw a branch with new buds against a clear blue sky. A little further on, over the bridge and the clear flowing brook with a...

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:...