- Join us for our next SEED class Saturday, October 11th!
- Our second SEED class is on it’s way: Super S…Posted 1 week ago
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Super Sun!
Energy comes in many forms…you use energy everyday and so does our farm! Feel the power of the sun while learning all…
- One Pot Wonders for Busy People with Tanya McCausland
- One Pot Wonders for Busy People with Tanya Mc…Posted 2 weeks ago
Cooking a fresh and healthy meal can feel impossible between working, running errands and running a household. Say goodbye to takeout and hello to one pot wonders! Armed with simple…
- Farmers’ Market Wed., Sept 24th 3-7pm
- Farmers’ Market WednesdaysPosted 2 weeks 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.
- SEED is back! Check out the Fall 2014 Schedule!
- SEED is back! Check out the Fall 2014 Schedul…Posted 3 weeks 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…
- HUB Farm Stand 9/5/14
- HUB Farm Stand Fall 2014Posted 4 weeks 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!
- Jillian Herschlag ’09 in Zagat Philly’s 30 Under 30!
- Jillian Herschlag ’09 – 30 Under 30Posted 2 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 2 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…
- Video: Living in a Yurt
- Video: Living in a YurtPosted 2 months 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
- Sam Bogan ’16 “Mesmerizing Intricacies, Beautiful Life”
- Sam Bogan ’16 “Mesmerizing Intricacies, Beaut…Posted 2 months ago
Biology major Sam Bogan ’16 discusses why he works at the College Farm and the beauty of impassioned research.
Sam Bogan ’16 wanted to attend a college where students felt empowered…
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!