Declaration of Interdependence

Please join us for a Field to Table Dinner on Our Farm!

Honoring Fred Kirschenmann, President of the Board, Stone Barns Center and Distinguished Fellow, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University


Saturday, July 1st at 6 pm

Great food, refreshing beverages and good company in a beautiful setting overlooking our Corner Garden.

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For 45 years, Hawthorne Valley has been a place to rediscover one’s connection to nature, and to ourselves as participants in a dynamic social and natural ecosystem. In these times of great uncertainty where we are facing ecological crisis, digital distraction, and a chaotic political climate, it is more important than ever that we be attentive to our interconnectedness – with ourselves, our families, our community, and our place.

We are grateful for the opportunity to offer a diverse group of families and individuals the opportunity to take part in programs that honor the land and our place in it. We are also gratified to contribute to the development of a caring and regenerative local economy. None of this work would be possible without your support.

Please join us for the Declaration of Interdependence benefiting education, research, and cultural programming at Hawthorne Valley.


The Evening’s Festivities include:

6:00 pm: Refreshing Beverages & Delicious Hors d’oeuvres | Silent Auction

7:00 pm: Field-to-Table Dinner prepared by Simons Catering featuring Hawthorne Valley Farm Organic and Biodynamic® fare

7:30 pm: Live Music & Dancing with The Lucky Five

The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers. The Lucky 5 performs both original compositions as well as putting a new spin on old jazz standards.


Country elegant attire (heels not recommended)


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About Fred Kirschenmann

Fred Kirschenmann

Fred Kirschenmann

Fred Kirschenmann is President of the Board at Stone Barns Center and Distinguished Fellow, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University. He has spent most of his life working to change how we farm, as well as our relationship to the land.

For more than four decades, Fred has been a champion of agricultural resilience, an articulate advocate for soil health and a pioneer of organic farming. His work has helped transform what was once obscure and marginal work—resilient, sustainable agriculture focused on the health and restoration of the soil—into an international movement. Read More.

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Good Work Institute
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Capital Kombucha
Chatham Brewing
Channing Daughters Winery
Columbia Tent
Paumanok Vineyard

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Bartlett House
Bread Alone Bakery
Browns Emporium
Camphill Village Bakery
Catamount Ski Area
Chatham Bookstore
Chandra Strompf
Cleaver Co.
CrossRoads Food Shop
Drop Forge & Tool
Gita Dyer
Guido’s Fresh Market
Harvest Spirits
Hawthorne Valley Farm
Hawthorne Valley Farm Creamery
Hawthorne Valley Farm Store
Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program
Hudson Clothier
Hudson-Chatham Winery
Julie Gale of At the Kitchen Table Cooking School
Lili and Loo
Maple Leaf Sugaring
Mettabee Farm
Oak Pizzeria Napoletana
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Pamela Dalton
Paul Bouis & Karine Bouis-Towe
PS21, Inc.
R.H. Van Alstyne
Shelly Rappaport – Troon Toy Works
Swept Green – Sanne Ameln
The Crandell Theatre
The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Inc.
The People’ Pub
The Warm Ewe
Tierra Farm INC.
Vico Restaurant & Bar
White Rice