- 12th Annual Local Food Dinner
- 12th Annual Local Food DinnerPosted 3 days ago
Saturday, March 28th
Doors Open at 6pm
Dickinson College Holland Union Building (HUB) Social Hall
28 N. College Street, Carlisle PA
Join us for one of Dickinson’s sustainability flagship events! The dinner aspires to…
- SEED Spring 2015
- SEED Spring 2015Posted 1 month ago
SEED Class Schedule: Spring 2015
Eco-Art: Felting Sheep’s Wool
Saturday, February 21st
Suggested ages 5-8
Join us on the farm and learn how to turn nature into artwork. First learn how to clean and…
- Spring HUB Stand Fridays 11am-2pm
- Spring HUB Stand Fridays 11am-2pmPosted 2 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,
- The College Farm was featured on Sustainable Simplicity!
- The College Farm was featured on Sustainable …Posted 3 months ago
Check out what it’s like to live in one of the Yurts!
- Planting “Seeds” at the Dickinson College Farm: Dylan Brown ‘12
- Planting “Seeds” at the Dickinson College Far…Posted 3 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…
- Farm Spotlight: Katie Soriano
- Farm Spotlight: Katie SorianoPosted 3 months ago
A native of Pennsylvania, Kaitlin is a senior at Dickinson College where she works year-round on the Dickinson College Organic Certified Farm. She is an Environmental Science major and is…
- Farm Spotlight: Wes Lickus
- Farm Spotlight: Wes LickusPosted 3 months ago
“Hey I’m Wesley, I am from Yarmouth, Maine and have recently declared an environmental science major. This is my first semester working on the Dickinson College Farm. I have had…
- Jillian Herschlag ’09 in Zagat Philly’s 30 Under 30!
- Jillian Herschlag ’09 – 30 Under 30Posted 7 months 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
- The Raw Truth: Kalyn Campbell ’10
- The Raw Truth: Kalyn Campbell ’10Posted 7 months 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…
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.