SEED Spring 2015
Posted 5 days 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
Pizza on the Plaza Friday, Jan. 23rd
Posted 1 week ago

It’s time to fire-up the oven again and eat some delicious farm-fresh wood-fired pizza with all local ingredients!

Join us in Rector Atrium 4:00-7:00pm this Friday, Jan. 23rd!

We accept cash, check,…

Pizza on the Plaza Friday, Jan. 23rd
Spring HUB Stand Fridays 11am-2pm
Posted 1 week 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 6 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 6 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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Zinnia pick-your-own flowers by greenhouse

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.

garlic, megan moodyA 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.

USDA Certified Organic Seal

Sam Bogan, student farmer, at Dickinson College Farm's market stand.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.

taylor wilmot, megan moody, bottle, lambThe 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.

Dickinson College Farm, Lower Barn and red lawn chairs.Food Alliance Certified Seal

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!

Kids at the Dickinson Farm, Children's Day 2011. Photo courtesy of Melinda Schlitt

Brendan Murtha '14 and a section of the farm's state-of-the-art irrigation system. Beloved farm mascot Bella is seeking relief from the sun on the farm's solar-powered vehicle. (Photo courtesy of John Henson)

Brendan Murtha ’14 and a section of the farm’s state-of-the-art irrigation system. Beloved farm mascot Bella is seeking relief from the sun on the farm’s solar-powered vehicle. (Photo courtesy of John Henson)