- The Skinny on Sauerkraut
- The Skinny on SauerkrautPosted 1 week 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 1 week 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
- Wed. August 13th Farmers’ Market
- Wed. August 13th Farmers’ MarketPosted 1 week ago
The Dickinson College Farm fields are filled with bounty. This week you can expect to find lots of juicy, sweet and tangy tomatoes and melons, as well as numerous vegetables including…
- The Raw Truth: Kalyn Campbell ’10
- The Raw Truth: Kalyn Campbell ’10Posted 3 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
- Sam Bogan ’16 “Mesmerizing Intricacies, Beautiful Life”
- Sam Bogan ’16 “Mesmerizing Intricacies, Beaut…Posted 1 month 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…
- Farming 2.0
- Farming 2.0Posted 1 month ago
by Tony Moore
When you think of farming, it’s all about software, algorithms and the Web, right? Programming languages, rapid prototyping and decision sciences? No? Well, it might be soon,…
- Dickinson College Experience Includes Cows and Plows
- Dickinson Experience Includes Cows and PlowsPosted 1 month ago
“It’s really rewarding, after a hard day of work, just coming out and seeing the product of your labor,” said graduate student Brendan Murtha.” The environmental science major hopes to…
- Rugged, Rigorous and Rewarding
- Rugged, Rigorous and RewardingPosted 1 month ago
“Kristiana Amberger (environmental studies) and environmental-science majors Emily Bowie, Kyle Long and Brendan Murtha are serving intensive, six-month internships at the College Farm. And it’s not for the faint of heart: Farm…
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!