- HUB Farm Stand Friday, April 18th 11am-2pm
- HUB Farm Stand Friday, April 18th 11am-2pmPosted 17 hours ago
HUB Farm Stand
Friday, April 18th, 2014
Lower Level of the HUB
The Dickinson farm will have an abundance of freshly harvested, certified organic salad greens, spinach, herbs, and Swiss chard this Friday.…
- Fall 2014 Student Farmer/Coordinator Apps Due Sunday!
- Fall 2014 Apps Due Sunday, April 20th!Posted 17 hours ago
Currently Accepting Applications for the following paid positions:
Please note: these positions are open to current Dickinson College students only.
Student Farmer Description and Application
The deadline for fall 2014 student farm position…
- PASA Education Director Job Opening
- PASA Education Director Job OpeningPosted 1 week ago
POSITION: Director of Educational Programs
AVAILABILITY: May 2014
PASA MISSION STATEMENT: Promoting profitable farms that produce healthy food for all
people while respecting the natural environment.
INTRODUCTION: Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)…
- Next SEED Class is May 3rd
- SEED Class May 3rd, 2014Posted 2 weeks ago
Creatures of the Farm
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
Suggested ages 9-12
$10 – pre-registration required
The Dickinson College Farm has cows, chickens, and sheep! Spend time outside learning about what each animal eats, where…
- D.I.G. Camp Applications Due April 25th
- D.I.G. Camp Applications Due April 25thPosted 2 weeks ago
2014 D.I.G. Camp for youth is filling up! The D.I.G. Camp will be 5 days (Session 1: June 16-20) (Session 2: June 23-27) from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm, based at…
- PASA Event Management Intern
- PASA Event Management InternPosted 2 weeks ago
PASA EVENT MANAGEMENT INTERN
Job Expectations: Work out of the Millheim office for the equivalent of 3 to 4 full days (24 to 32 hours per week, with the, possibility of some…
- May 3rd 2-4pm: Free Workshop
- May 3rd 2-4pm: Free WorkshopPosted 2 weeks ago
Parasite Control in Sheep and Goats
Date: Saturday, May 3rd
Presenter: Emily Bowie
Dickinson College Farm
553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
The barber pole worm is among the world’s most loathsome stomach…
- Check out “The Dirt” Issue 7
- Check out “The Dirt” Issue 7Posted 3 weeks ago
Check out the 2014 issue of our annual farm e-publication The Dirt! We are grateful for the breadth of perspectives offered by the student farmers who contributed articles. We hope you…
- Dickinson’s Energy Challenge 2014
- Dickinson’s Energy Challenge 2014Posted 4 weeks ago
To increase student participation in the 2014 Energy Challenge, which is running under the theme “student emPOWERment,” 15 residence halls will be competing for cash prizes in three categories: greatest…
- D.I.G. Camp Program Coordinator
- D.I.G. Camp Program CoordinatorPosted 1 month ago
The Center for Sustainability Education is recruiting a temporary full-time, paid, housing provided, Camp Coordinator for an educational summer camp to be hosted at the Dickinson College Farm this summer. Preference…
The Dickinson Farm is a 50-acre living laboratory that is Certified Organic. Located just 6 miles from campus, the farm has over 12 acres of vegetable production ground and 18 acres of animal pasture. The farm manages a small flock of sheep, grass-fed beef cattle, laying hens and broiler chickens. 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’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, Sustainable Earth Education (SEED) and the hosting of community events and public tours, 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!