- D.I.G. Camp Program Coordinator
- D.I.G. Camp Program CoordinatorPosted 18 hours ago
The Center for Sustainability Education is recruiting a temporary full-time, paid, housing provided, Camp Coordinator for an educational summer camp to be hosted at the Dickinson College Farm this summer. Preference…
- Farmers’ Market Wed., March 12th 3-7pm
- Farmers’ Market Wed., March 12th 3-7pmPosted 2 days ago
The next farmers’ market is this Wednesday, 3-7pm at Project SHARE! Our stand will be a collection of colorful veggies. Lots of green things like spinach and salad mix plus…
- D.I.G. Camp this Summer
- D.I.G. Camp this SummerPosted 1 week ago
2014 D.I.G. Camp for youth is now accepting registrations! The D.I.G. Camp will be 5 days (Session 1: June 16-20) (Session 2: June 23-27) from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm, based…
- LEAF Project PA Summer Internship
- LEAF Project – Summer InternshipPosted 1 week ago
College student looking for an awesome sustainable ag summer internship? Look no further: LEAF Project PA is hiring!
Excellent summer internship opportunity for college students. The LEAF Project is a farm-based youth development…
- Backyard Orchards and Berries
- Backyard Orchards and BerriesPosted 2 weeks ago
Saturday, March 29th, 2-4pm
Backyard Orchards and Berries
$10 DCF CSA or PASA members/$12 non-members
That sunny corner of your yard should be working for you instead of just growing grass. Wouldn’t…
- Grass-fed Beef and Pasture-raised Chicken
- Grass-fed Beef and Pasture-raised ChickenPosted 3 weeks 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…
- Now hiring students for summer 2014!
- Now hiring DC students for summer 2014!Posted 3 weeks ago
Currently Accepting Applications for the following paid positions for Summer 2014.
Please note: these positions are open to current Dickinson College students only.
Summer Student Farmers
Student Farmer & Education Outreach Specialist
- HUB Farm Stand – Spring 2014
- HUB Farm Stand – Spring 2014Posted 1 month ago
It might be cold outside, but don’t let that keep you from having fresh food on your plate this winter! Through season extension methods such as cold storage and the…
- Homesteading 101 Workshops
- Sustainability WorkshopsPosted 1 month ago
Check out the full schedule of sustainability workshops here: http://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/events/sustainability-series/
Each workshop will start at 2:00pm at the Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007. The two-hour workshops offer homesteaders of…
- 2013 Farm Stats to Be Proud Of!
- 2013 Farm Stats to Be Proud OfPosted 3 months ago
2013 FARM STATS:
• 1382 pounds of broccoli harvested this fall
• 4566 bunches of carrots this season
• 2241 lbs of romaine harvested for chopping this fall
• Just under 1000 bunches of…
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.
A 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.
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.
The 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.
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!