The Skinny on Sauerkraut
Posted 1 week ago

One way to preserve your fall harvest is through lacto-fermentation! This hands-on workshop will allow you to make your own batch of fermented vegetables for the coming winter. Carrots, cabbage,…

The Skinny on Sauerkraut
Jillian Herschlag ’09 in Zagat Philly’s 30 Under 30!
Posted 1 week 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
Wed. August 13th Farmers’ Market
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The Dickinson College Farm fields are filled with bounty. This week you can expect to find lots of juicy, sweet  and tangy tomatoes and melons, as well as numerous vegetables including…

Wed. August 13th Farmers’ Market
The Raw Truth: Kalyn Campbell ’10
Posted 3 weeks 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
Video: Living in a Yurt
Posted 1 month 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
Sam Bogan ’16 “Mesmerizing Intricacies, Beautiful Life”
Posted 1 month ago

Biology major Sam Bogan ’16 discusses why he works at the College Farm and the beauty of impassioned research.

Sam Bogan ’16 wanted to attend a college where students felt empowered…

Sam Bogan ’16 “Mesmerizing Intricacies, Beaut…
Farming 2.0
Posted 1 month ago

Dickinson Magazine
by Tony Moore

When you think of farming, it’s all about software, algorithms and the Web, right? Programming languages, rapid prototyping and decision sciences? No? Well, it might be soon,…

Farming 2.0
Dickinson College Experience Includes Cows and Plows
Posted 1 month ago

“It’s really rewarding, after a hard day of work, just coming out and seeing the product of your labor,” said graduate student Brendan Murtha.” The environmental science major hopes to…

Dickinson Experience Includes Cows and Plows
Rugged, Rigorous and Rewarding
Posted 1 month ago

“Kristiana Amberger (environmental studies) and environmental-science majors Emily Bowie, Kyle Long and Brendan Murtha are serving intensive, six-month internships at the College Farm. And it’s not for the faint of heart: Farm…

Rugged, Rigorous and Rewarding
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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)