Declaration of Interdependence

Thank you for joining us Saturday, July 1st 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




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.

Thank you to all of those who joined us for the Declaration of Interdependence benefiting education, research, and cultural programming at Hawthorne Valley.


Thank you to our Supporters, Sponsors and Donors

Honorary Committee

Armonia LLC

Host Committee

Ellen Condliffe Lagemann and Kord Lagemann
Bob and Gloria Fox
Jeffrey Krasner and Hilah Iaulus Krasner
Liz Neumark and Chaim Waschberger
Martin and Janene Ping
Cathy Zises

Farmer and Educator Sponsors*

Mary Cleaver and Ashley Hollister
Elizabeth Coe
Lea Iselin
Joe Haley
Jacob Israelow and Tanu Kumar
Marvin Israelow and Dorian Goldman
Alex Sierck and Elizabeth Adams

*Thank you to our generous supporters who purchased tickets for our farmers and educators to attend the evening’s festivities.


Joanna Jean-Roy for helping us to imagine and realize this magical evening.

Christina Lowery, Steffen Schneider, and Fred Kirschenmann for speaking to our guests regarding the importance of our theme of Interdependence.

Read more about Fred Kirschenmann.

Business Sponsors

Good Work Institute
Local Economies Project
Ed Herrington, Inc.
Austin & Co., Inc.

Business Supporters

Capital Kombucha
Chatham Brewing
Channing Daughters Winery
Columbia Tent
Paumanok Vineyard
The Flower and The Leaf

Auction Donors

Audrey Oster
Bartlett House
Bread Alone Bakery
Browns Emporium
Camphill Village Bakery
Catamount Ski Area
Chandra Strompf
Chatham Bookstore
Cleaver Co.
Courtney Tribble, LMT
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
Irene Mantel
Julie Gale of At the Kitchen Table Cooking School
Lili and Loo
Maple Leaf Sugaring
Mettabee Farm
Oak Pizzeria Napoletana
p o o k s t y l e
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’s Pub
The Warm Ewe
Tierra Farm INC.
Vico Restaurant & Bar
White Rice