HUB Farm Stand Friday, April 18th 11am-2pm
Posted 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.…

HUB Farm Stand Friday, April 18th 11am-2pm
Fall 2014 Student Farmer/Coordinator Apps Due Sunday!
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…

Fall 2014 Apps Due Sunday, April 20th!
PASA Education Director Job Opening
Posted 1 week ago

Job Announcement

POSITION: Director of Educational Programs


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)…

PASA Education Director Job Opening
Next SEED Class is May 3rd
Posted 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…

SEED Class May 3rd, 2014
D.I.G. Camp Applications Due April 25th
Posted 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…

D.I.G. Camp Applications Due April 25th
PASA Event Management Intern
Posted 2 weeks ago


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…

PASA Event Management Intern
May 3rd 2-4pm: Free Workshop
Posted 2 weeks ago

Parasite Control in Sheep and Goats
Date: Saturday, May 3rd
Time: 2-4pm
Presenter: Emily Bowie
Dickinson College Farm
553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
Cost: Free

The barber pole worm is among the world’s most loathsome stomach…

May 3rd 2-4pm: Free Workshop
Check out “The Dirt” Issue 7
Posted 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…

Check out “The Dirt” Issue 7
Dickinson’s Energy Challenge 2014
Posted 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…

Dickinson’s Energy Challenge 2014
D.I.G. Camp Program Coordinator
Posted 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…

D.I.G. Camp Program Coordinator

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)