- Holiday Gift Boxes Now Available
- Holiday Gift Boxes Now AvailablePosted 3 weeks ago
Give A Gift From the Land!Farm-made gift boxes are a great way to share a taste of the farm with others! Our products are made with certified organic vegetables and…
- SEED in the news!
- SEED in the news!Posted 3 weeks ago
Harrisburg based news magazine has done an article on SEED in it's November issue! Check it out here.
- Alumni Spotlight: Scott Hoffman '12
- Alumni Spotlight: Scott Hoffman ’12Posted 2 months ago
Family Cow FarmstandNot all students, in fact very few, come to work at the college farm with prior farming experience. Scott Hoffman, class of 2012, and now owner of Family…
- Alumni Spotlight: Kyle Long '14
- Alumni Spotlight: Kyle Long ’14Posted 2 months ago
After growing up in a farmhouse that dates back to the 1800s, Kyle Long had a connection to farming from childhood. Kyle was a student farmer at the college farm…
- Alumni Spotlight: Steven Finley '15
- Alumni Spotlight: Steven Finley ’15Posted 2 months ago
Originally from Chambersburg, PA, past student farmer and apprentice, Steven Finely, has recently moved on to work at Red Fire Farm in Montague, Massachusetts. In terms of organic farming, RFF…
- Alumni Spotlight: David Golden '14
- Alumni Spotlight: David Golden ’14Posted 2 months ago
David the Durango-tang and Composting in Colorado Originally from Loudon County, Virginia, David Golden grew up with dreams of becoming a professional adventurer, “like the kind that discovers new continents and…
- A Summer Full of Gas
- A Summer Full of GasPosted 4 months ago
Rising seniors Emily Whitaker and Sean Jones joined the farm team this summer to continue working on a research project from the spring semester. When asked to talk about it,…
- Alumni Spotlight: Mackenzie Johnson '16
- Alumni Spotlight: Mackenzie Johnson ’16Posted 6 months ago
As a very busy double major in Spanish and Policy Management, Mackenzie Johnson's favorite thing about the farm is"having a space away from campus where students, faculty, and community members…
- Alumni Spotlight: Silvana Kreines '16
- Alumni Spotlight: Silvana Kreines ’16Posted 6 months ago
Archaeology major, Silvana Kreines, shares her relationship to the farm and what she has done with her life after Dickinson. "My time as a student farmer on the Dickinson College Farm was…
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.