Art on the Farm 2015
Posted 6 days ago

Art on the Farm at the Dickinson College Farm  553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007 Fourth Annual Award Winning Event Saturday, September 12th, 2015 Local Food + Local Art + Educational Programs =…

Art on the Farm 2015
Where Are Our Graduates Going Next???
Posted 1 week ago

Lexie Raczka – My time at Dickinson, specifically my involvement with the farm and other venues related to food and agriculture, has allowed me to discover my passion for food…

Where Are Our Graduates Going Next???
Another good year for Discover. Inquire. Grow
Posted 4 weeks ago

The Farm just finished hosting the third year of Camp D.I.G.! Camp D.I.G. is a sustainability focused summer camp organized by the Center for Sustainability Education, The Alliance for Aquatic…

Another good year for Discover. Inquire. Grow
Turning Farm Waste Into Biogas
Posted 1 month 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…

Where Are Our Graduates Going Next???
Posted 1 month ago

Kenze Burkhart – I will be taking a year or two off before attending graduate school for a masters in Geoarchaeology. My first six months will be spent working on…

Where Are Our Graduates Going Next???
Where Are Our Graduates Going Next???
Posted 1 month ago

The Dickinson College Farm is so very proud of each and every student who graces our fields with their presence! This year, the College Farm will bid farewell to some…

Where Are Our Graduates Going Next???
Summer Farm Tour – July 11
Posted 1 month ago

Join us Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 for a walking tour of the Dickinson College Farm! Be sure to wear footwear suitable for uneven terrain and dress prepared for any weather. Tours…

Summer Farm Tour – July 11
Alumni Spotlight – Ben Sedlins '09
Posted 4 months 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 4 months 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
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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.