Alumni Spotlight: Mackenzie Johnson '16
Posted 1 month 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: Mackenzie Johnson ’16
Alumni Spotlight: Silvana Kreines '16
Posted 1 month 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…

Alumni Spotlight: Silvana Kreines ’16
Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Smith '16
Posted 1 month ago

Nicole Smith is a farm worker with a passion for animals. Above she is pictured at her internship with Utica Zoo from the summer of 2015, where she was responsible…

Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Smith ’16
Alumni Spotlight: Cindy Baur '16
Posted 1 month ago

Cindy Baur is a recent farm graduate, and she has decided that she wasn’t ready for her time with the farm to be over quite yet and is now one of…

Alumni Spotlight: Cindy Baur ’16
Grass-Fed Beef and Lamb now available
Posted 4 months ago

The College Farm is proud to provide grass-fed, humanely-raised meat for the community. All of our livestock are raised on pasture, eating a diversity of grasses and legumes. Farm Apprentices…

Grass-Fed Beef and Lamb Available
GATHER – A Farm to Table Dinner
Posted 9 months ago

Join farm staff for a dining experience that aims to nourish you and build community – one bite at a time.For information on dinner dates, menu details and to make…

GATHER – A Farm to Table Dinner
Caryn Sennett – Farm Graduate
Posted 11 months ago

Following graduation I will be attending graduate school at Boston University School of Public Health, pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Environmental Health Science. I am excited…

Caryn Sennett – Farm Graduate
Turning Farm Waste Into Biogas
Posted 1 year ago

Nothing goes to waste at the Dickinson College Farm. Interns, along with the farm’s staff, constructed a small biogas plant to transform manure, duckweed and food scraps into clean biogas…

Video: Living in a Yurt
Posted 2 years 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.