Farm Spotlight: Meet Sam Kilburn
Posted 1 day ago

“My name is Sam Kilburn, I am a sophomore biology major from Acton, Massachusetts. This is my second semester working on the college farm, and my fifth year in a…

Farm Spotlight: Sam Kilburn
Farm Spotlight: Kenze Burkhart
Posted 1 week ago

Hi There!

My name is Kenze Burkhart and I am a senior Archaeology/Anthropology major.

This is my first semester as a student farm worker! However, I discovered my love for organic farming…

Farm Spotlight: Kenze Burkhart
SEED: Biogas and Byproducts: Fuel for thought
Posted 1 week ago

Saturday, November 15th
10am-noon
Suggested ages 9-12
Come learn all about the farm’s big burrito-shaped biogas digester. Take a trip to the pasture to collect some “fuel” and then watch as waste is…

SEED: Biogas and Byproducts: Fuel for thought
Thanksgiving Centerpieces from your Garden with Michelle Elston – Roots Flower Farm
Posted 4 weeks ago

Date:  Saturday, November 1st
Time :  2pm to 4pm
Cost: $35 for non-CSA or PASA members and $30 for CSA & PASA members
Location: Dickinson College Farm- 553 Park Drive, Boiling springs, PA…

Thanksgiving Centerpieces from your Garden wi…
Farmers’ Market Wed., Sept 24th 3-7pm
Posted 1 month 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.

Farmers’ Market Wednesdays
SEED is back! Check out the Fall 2014 Schedule!
Posted 2 months ago

 

This semester SEED will be taught by Caryn Sennett. Caryn is a senior student at Dickinson College. She is majoring in Environmental Studies and Spanish and particularly likes to paint in…

SEED is back! Check out the Fall 2014 Schedul…
HUB Farm Stand 9/5/14
Posted 2 months ago

 

Every Friday the HUB Farm Stand will be open from 11:00am-2:00pm in the lower HUB!

Declining balance accepted!  Fresh, certified organic veggies, herbs, and more!

HUB Farm Stand Fall 2014
Jillian Herschlag ’09 in Zagat Philly’s 30 Under 30!
Posted 3 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 

Jillian Herschlag ’09 – 30 Under 30
The Raw Truth: Kalyn Campbell ’10
Posted 3 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…

The Raw Truth: Kalyn Campbell ’10
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Zinnia pick-your-own flowers by greenhouse

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.

garlic, megan moodyA 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.

USDA Certified Organic Seal

Sam Bogan, student farmer, at Dickinson College Farm's market stand.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.

taylor wilmot, megan moody, bottle, lambThe 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.

Dickinson College Farm, Lower Barn and red lawn chairs.Food Alliance Certified Seal

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!

Kids at the Dickinson Farm, Children's Day 2011. Photo courtesy of Melinda Schlitt

Brendan Murtha '14 and a section of the farm's state-of-the-art irrigation system. Beloved farm mascot Bella is seeking relief from the sun on the farm's solar-powered vehicle. (Photo courtesy of John Henson)

Brendan Murtha ’14 and a section of the farm’s state-of-the-art irrigation system. Beloved farm mascot Bella is seeking relief from the sun on the farm’s solar-powered vehicle. (Photo courtesy of John Henson)