GATHER – Farm to Table Dinner
Posted 2 months ago

Final GATHER dinner of the semester!Join farm staff for a dining experience that aims to nourish you and build community – one bite at a time.For information on menu details…

GATHER – Farm to Table Dinner
The College Farm is Hiring!
Posted 2 months ago

The Dickinson College Farm is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Academic Year: Farm-Based Youth Educator, Student Farmers and Farm, Cook, Eat Program Coordinator Students interested in working at the College Farm…

The College Farm is Hiring!
Grass-Fed Beef and Lamb now available
Posted 2 months ago

The College Farm is proud to provide grass-fed, humanely-raised meat for the community. All of our livestock are raised on pasture, eating a diversity of grasses and legumes. Farm Apprentices…

Grass-Fed Beef and Lamb Available
Bike to the Farm Potluck – April 2nd
Posted 3 months ago

BIKE TO FARM POTLUCKA BIKING @ DICKINSON TRADITIONEvery semester the Center for Sustainability Education hosts a 7-mile (each way) bike ride to the Dickinson College Organic Farm in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. The event is…

Bike to the Farm Potluck – April 2nd
GATHER – A Farm to Table Dinner
Posted 7 months ago

Join farm staff for a dining experience that aims to nourish you and build community – one bite at a time.For information on dinner dates, menu details and to make…

GATHER – A Farm to Table Dinner
Caryn Sennett – Farm Graduate
Posted 9 months ago

Following graduation I will be attending graduate school at Boston University School of Public Health, pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Environmental Health Science. I am excited…

Caryn Sennett – Farm Graduate
Turning Farm Waste Into Biogas
Posted 11 months ago

Nothing goes to waste at the Dickinson College Farm. Interns, along with the farm’s staff, constructed a small biogas plant to transform manure, duckweed and food scraps into clean biogas…

Alumni Spotlight – Ben Sedlins '09
Posted 1 year ago

Ben Sedlins, class of 2009, was part of one of the original farm crews at Dickinson College. Inspired by a friend to get involved, Ben found something beyond just agricultural…

Alumni Spotlight – Ben Sedlins ’09
Alumni Spotlight: Mary Oldham
Posted 1 year ago

Uncovering a Passion for Agriculture
 
Although the Dickinson College Farm existed only as a garden while Mary Oldham ’06 was a student at Dickinson, her involvement with the program sparked…

Alumni Spotlight: Mary Oldham ’06
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Dickinson’s College Farm is a fifty-acre, USDA-certified organic farm and a living laboratory where students can gain distinctive, hands-on learning experiences.

Student employees, graduate apprentices and volunteers are involved in all aspects of food production and research. Students in a wide variety of disciplines learn about renewable energy and sustainable agriculture through workshops and volunteering opportunities. On-site classes and independent research projects give students unique insights into complex mathematics, the role of food in global politics, public art projects, Buddhist philosophies and more.

The farm provides food to the campus and local community. The majority of the harvest is sold to the campus Dining Hall, with a significant portion earmarked for the farm’s Campus Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program, a May-November produce subscription that feeds more than 155 members and their families.

The farm also sells produce through a bountiful stand at Carlisle’s thriving weekly farmers’ market and donates thousands of pounds of fresh produce to a local food bank, Project S.H.A.R.E.

Through youth programs such as Farm, Cook, Eat, Sustainable Earth Education (SEED) and the hosting of popular annual events such as the Local Food Dinner, Dickinson College Farm serves as a venue for the Dickinson community and its neighbors to experience a holistic approach to land stewardship rooted in management practices that work to sustain the natural environment.