- GATHER – Farm to Table Dinner
- GATHER – Farm to Table DinnerPosted 4 weeks ago
Final GATHER dinner of the semester!Join farm staff for a dining experience that aims to nourish you and build community – one bite at a time.For information on menu details…
- The College Farm is Hiring!
- The College Farm is Hiring!Posted 1 month ago
The Dickinson College Farm is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Academic Year: Farm-Based Youth Educator, Student Farmers and Farm, Cook, Eat Program Coordinator Students interested in working at the College Farm…
- Grass-Fed Beef and Lamb now available
- Grass-Fed Beef and Lamb AvailablePosted 1 month 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…
- Bike to the Farm Potluck – April 2nd
- Bike to the Farm Potluck – April 2ndPosted 2 months ago
BIKE TO FARM POTLUCKA BIKING @ DICKINSON TRADITIONEvery semester the Center for Sustainability Education hosts a 7-mile (each way) bike ride to the Dickinson College Organic Farm in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. The event is…
- GATHER – A Farm to Table Dinner
- GATHER – A Farm to Table DinnerPosted 6 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…
- Caryn Sennett – Farm Graduate
- Caryn Sennett – Farm GraduatePosted 8 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…
- Turning Farm Waste Into Biogas
- Turning Farm Waste Into BiogasPosted 10 months 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…
- Alumni Spotlight – Ben Sedlins '09
- Alumni Spotlight – Ben Sedlins ’09Posted 1 year 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: Mary Oldham
- Alumni Spotlight: Mary Oldham ’06Posted 1 year 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…
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.