- Backyard Bzzzzz Bees!
- Backyard Bzzzzz Bees!Posted 5 days ago
Backyard Beekeeping with Rodney Morgan
June 15, 2013 2:00-4:00 PM
Registration now open!
What is all the buzz about beekeeping? Come and find out! Rodney Morgan will share his experiences as a local…
- Farmers on the Square, May 22nd, 3-7pm
- Farmers on the Square, May 22nd, 3-7pmPosted 5 days ago
Wednesday is market day! We’ll be on the square in Carlisle from 3-7pm, rain or shine! We will have mesclun mix, spinach, bibb lettuce, green and red leaf lettuce, green…
- Animals Power Organic Farm
- Animals Power Organic FarmPosted 8 days ago
Congrats to Daniel Grover and Scott Hoffman ’12! Get more info about their farm on Facebook and Twitter. Happen to find yourself in upstate New York near Marathon? Stop by and…
- Local CSA programs accepting new members!
- Local CSA programs accepting new members!Posted 18 days ago
Our CSA is now full! We have compiled a list of several of the local, sustainable farms that are still accepting CSA applications. Please share this list with your friends!
- Children can learn about dinner at Dickinson College Farm
- Children can learn about dinner at Dickinson …Posted 44 days ago
Children can learn about dinner at Dickinson College Farm
By Allison Dougherty | Special to PennLive
April 11, 2013
I do not fear food. Isn’t that brave of me?
Seriously, some people seem…
- Students DictATE it
- Students DictATE itPosted 92 days ago
Check out Lauren Bruns’ YouTube video, Students DictATE it!
Dickinson College students have the ability to make changes in their food system if they speak up and take action. The intention…
- Research Updates
- Research UpdatesPosted 95 days ago
The farm is an excellent venue for applied research. Faculty, students and community partners have taken advantage of the farm for research purposes. A goal of the farm is to…
The Dickinson Farm is a 50-acre living laboratory that is Certified Organic and Food Alliance Certified. Located just 6 miles from campus, the farm has over 12 acres of vegetable production ground and 18 acres of animal pasture. The majority of the harvest is delivered to the campus dining hall.
A significant portion of the harvest is earmarked for the farm’s Campus Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program, which feeds over 130 families. The Farm also maintains a thriving stand at Carlisle’s producer-only Farmers On The Square market, sells produce to local restaurants, and donates thousands of pounds of fresh produce to Project SHARE throughout the growing season.
Dickinson College students assist with all aspects of the farm’s food production as employees or volunteers. In addition to raising Certified Organic produce for the college dining hall, the farm supports the academic interests of students and faculty, promotes renewable energy through solar applications and builds a greater awareness among students about how food is generated using techniques that help sustain natural ecosystems.
The farm manages a small flock of sheep, grass-fed beef cattle, laying hens and broiler chickens. The farm’s livestock are managed on pasture through a rotational grazing program that provides the animals with year round forage, sunlight and fresh air which minimizes disease issues and supports overall animal health.
We integrate agroecological theories and practices to create an ecosystem that is self-supporting and not dependent on synthetic inputs. Through well-organized crop rotations, green manures, and compost applications, the soil at the Dickinson Farm is able to grow quality crops.
Through programs such as Farm, Cook, Eat and the hosting of school groups and events, 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. Come visit us!