- Localtunity 2014
- Localtunity 2014Posted 1 day ago
LOCALTUNITY- We Buy: You Eat
Shop at Farmers on the Square, Eat Healthier with Fellow Dickinsonians & Build Community
A community opportunity- Groups of three or more Dickinson employees and/or students are…
- Farm Frolics 2014
- Farm Frolics 2014Posted 1 day ago
2-6 P.M., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Shuttles available from 1:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. departing from Kline Center. You can also bike to the farm with a group of fellow students and…
- Free tours of Dickinson College Farm
- Free tours of Dickinson College FarmPosted 1 day ago
Free public tours of Dickinson College Farm in September:
Friday, September 19, 1:30-2:30pm
Dickinson College Farm, 553 Park Dr., Boiling Springs, PA 17007
On Friday, September 19th at 1:30 p.m., farm staff and students…
- Harvest Fest 2014
- Harvest Fest 2014Posted 2 days ago
Friday, September 19th, 5:30 -10 p.m.
Enjoy live bluegrass music, contra dancing, burgers, fresh-pressed apple cider and local ice cream at the Dickinson College Farm. Transportation provided to and from the…
- Farmers’ Market Wed., September 3rd
- Farmers’ Market Wed., September 3rdPosted 3 days ago
The market is every Wednesday from 3-7pm at 2 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA Check out the Farmers on the Square Facebook page for a weekly list of vendors and market goodies.
- The Skinny on Sauerkraut
- The Skinny on SauerkrautPosted 3 weeks 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,…
- Jillian Herschlag ’09 in Zagat Philly’s 30 Under 30!
- Jillian Herschlag ’09 – 30 Under 30Posted 3 weeks 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 4 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…
- Video: Living in a Yurt
- Video: Living in a YurtPosted 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
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!