The nonprofit Horn Farm Center’s historic
farmhouse was struck by lightning on October 25, destroying the second and
third floors, but no one was injured. Executive Director Alexis Campbell is
soliciting donation by check or online at HornFarmCenter.org.
She states, "There is something innately powerful about fire. It can
destroy and create in an instant. In a forest ecosystem, fire can be the
clearing energy that builds soil for incredible growth. While this tragic event
is unbelievably challenging and we are still grieving what was lost, we are
choosing to accept that fire is a gift. We
trust that this disruption will lead to extraordinary growth for the Horn Farm
Over the past two years the Horn Farm Center has
adopted new leadership, grew its staff, engaged more than 160 volunteers and
launched its signature land steward training program. This year, they set out
to plant 10,000 trees and achieved that goal in October.
Future plans include launching a new edible
forest garden demonstration project, planting another four acres of riparian
trees and working with community partners such as the Keystone 10 Million Trees
Partnership, funded by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the York County
Location: 4945 Horn Rd., York. For more information, call
717-757-6441 or email [email protected] Read the annual appeal letter from Alexis Campbell in its entirety, here.