Stalking Wild Edibles
Posted 4 weeks ago

Stalking Wild Edibles
Learn how to forage for edible plants on Saturday, May 30th! 
Saturday, May 30th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM $10 CSA or PASA members/$12 non-members Discounted tickets available for…

Stalking Wild Edibles
New Grower Soil Fertility Roundtable
Posted 4 weeks ago

New Program Announcement: New Grower Soil Fertility Roundtable
Date: May 12, 2015
Location: Dickinson College Farm
Penn State Extension and the Dickinson College Farm are excited announce an evening program targeted at new…

New Grower Soil Fertility Roundtable
Pizza on the Plaza – April 24th
Posted 1 month ago

Come join us May 1st for delicious wood fired farm fresh pizza made with all local ingredients!
Local cheese from grass-fed dairy cows at Wil-Ar Farm
Locally grown and milled wheat flour
Handmade dough
Get in…

Food + Farm+ Friends + Friday = Fun!
Alumni Spotlight – Ben Sedlins '09
Posted 1 month ago

Ben Sedlins, class of 2009, was part of one of the original farm crews at Dickinson College. Inspired by a friend to get involved, Ben found something beyond just agricultural…

Alumni Spotlight – Ben Sedlins ’09
Alumni Spotlight: Mary Oldham
Posted 1 month ago

Uncovering a Passion for Agriculture
 
Although the Dickinson College Farm existed only as a garden while Mary Oldham ’06 was a student at Dickinson, her involvement with the program sparked…

Alumni Spotlight: Mary Oldham ’06
Camp D.I.G.
Posted 2 months ago

An Opportunity to Discover, Inquire, Grow

A SUMMER DAY CAMP FOR YOUTH
D.I.G. Into a Fun-Filled Learning Experience
Intro Camp (Grades 4-6): June 15-19, 2015*Advanced Camp (Grades 6-8): June 22-26, 2015

9:00 am -…

Camp D.I.G. Registration Now Open!
Spring HUB Stand Fridays 11am-2pm
Posted 4 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
Planting “Seeds” at the Dickinson College Farm: Dylan Brown ‘12
Posted 6 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…
Video: Living in a Yurt
Posted 10 months ago

You’ve heard of dorm living, but how about yurt living? Ana Amberger ’14 shows you how to live in a solar-powered yurt at the farm! Watch: http://youtu.be/dAsDLfzlzEU 
 

 

 

Video: Living in a Yurt
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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.