12th Annual Local Food Dinner
Posted 3 days ago

Saturday, March 28th
Doors Open at 6pm
Dickinson College Holland Union Building (HUB) Social Hall
28 N. College Street, Carlisle PA
Join us for one of Dickinson’s sustainability flagship events!   The dinner aspires to…

12th Annual Local Food Dinner
SEED Spring 2015
Posted 1 month ago

SEED Class Schedule: Spring 2015
Eco-Art: Felting Sheep’s Wool
Saturday, February 21st
2pm-4pm
Suggested ages 5-8
Join us on the farm and learn how to turn nature into artwork. First learn how to clean and…

SEED Spring 2015
Spring HUB Stand Fridays 11am-2pm
Posted 2 months ago

It’s spring semester and we’re back! Come find us in the lower HUB Fridays 11am-2pm for fresh veggies and farm goodies!

We accept cash, check, declining balance, and student charge,

Spring HUB Stand Fridays 11am-2pm
The College Farm was featured on Sustainable Simplicity!
Posted 3 months ago

Check out what it’s like to live in one of the Yurts!

http://sustainablesimplicity.com/living-yurt-organic-farm/

The College Farm was featured on Sustainable …
Planting “Seeds” at the Dickinson College Farm: Dylan Brown ‘12
Posted 3 months ago

In 2012, Dylan Brown graduated from Dickinson with a degree in biology. A week later, he started a new chapter of his life farming in Maine: a path he previously…

Planting “Seeds” at the Dickinson College Far…
Farm Spotlight: Katie Soriano
Posted 3 months ago

A native of Pennsylvania, Kaitlin is a senior at Dickinson College where she works year-round on the Dickinson College Organic Certified Farm. She is an Environmental Science major and is…

Farm Spotlight: Katie Soriano
Farm Spotlight: Wes Lickus
Posted 3 months ago

“Hey I’m Wesley, I am from Yarmouth, Maine and have recently declared an environmental science major. This is my first semester working on the Dickinson College Farm. I have had…

Farm Spotlight: Wes Lickus
Jillian Herschlag ’09 in Zagat Philly’s 30 Under 30!
Posted 7 months ago

Former farm apprentice Jillian Herschlag ’09 is one of Zagat Philadelphia’s “30 under 30″! We’re very proud. Yeah, young farmers! Read more: dson.co/1sy1otN 

Jillian Herschlag ’09 – 30 Under 30
The Raw Truth: Kalyn Campbell ’10
Posted 7 months ago

“Only half of farming is physical work. The other half is the bookkeeping, the paperwork, the marketing and the management of employees. If you’re going to work at the scale…

The Raw Truth: Kalyn Campbell ’10
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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.