- Feast with the College Farm at GATHER!
- Feast with the College Farm at GATHER!Posted 1 month ago
Join farm staff for a dining experience that aims to nourish you and build community – one bite at a time.For information on dinner dates, menu details and to make…
- Caryn Sennett – Farm Graduate
- Caryn Sennett – Farm GraduatePosted 1 month ago
Following graduation I will be attending graduate school at Boston University School of Public Health, pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Environmental Health Science. I am excited…
- Cover Crop Roundtable
- Cover Crop RoundtablePosted 2 months ago
New Program Announcement: New Grower Cover Crop RoundtableDate: September 8, 2015Location: Dickinson College FarmPenn State Extension and the Dickinson College Farm are excited announce an evening program targeted at new…
- Don’t Run, Frolic!
- Don’t Run, Frolic!Posted 2 months ago
The Dickinson College Farm is getting ready for our second annual Farm Frolics event! Farm Frolics, co-hosted by the Office of Student Leadership and Campus Engagement (SLCE), is on September…
- Art on the Farm 2015
- Art on the Farm 2015Posted 2 months ago
Art on the Farm at the Dickinson College Farm 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007 Fourth Annual Award Winning Event Saturday, September 12th, 2015 Local Food + Local Art + Educational Programs =…
- Another good year for Discover. Inquire. Grow
- Another good year for Discover. Inquire. GrowPosted 3 months ago
The Farm just finished hosting the third year of Camp D.I.G.! Camp D.I.G. is a sustainability focused summer camp organized by the Center for Sustainability Education, The Alliance for Aquatic…
- Turning Farm Waste Into Biogas
- Turning Farm Waste Into BiogasPosted 3 months ago
Nothing goes to waste at the Dickinson College Farm. Interns, along with the farm’s staff, constructed a small biogas plant to transform manure, duckweed and food scraps into clean biogas…
- Alumni Spotlight – Ben Sedlins '09
- Alumni Spotlight – Ben Sedlins ’09Posted 6 months ago
Ben Sedlins, class of 2009, was part of one of the original farm crews at Dickinson College. Inspired by a friend to get involved, Ben found something beyond just agricultural…
- Alumni Spotlight: Mary Oldham
- Alumni Spotlight: Mary Oldham ’06Posted 6 months ago
Uncovering a Passion for Agriculture
Although the Dickinson College Farm existed only as a garden while Mary Oldham ’06 was a student at Dickinson, her involvement with the program sparked…
Student employees, graduate apprentices and volunteers are involved in all aspects of food production and research. Students in a wide variety of disciplines learn about renewable energy and sustainable agriculture through workshops and volunteering opportunities. On-site classes and independent research projects give students unique insights into complex mathematics, the role of food in global politics, public art projects, Buddhist philosophies and more.
The farm provides food to the campus and local community. The majority of the harvest is sold to the campus Dining Hall, with a significant portion earmarked for the farm’s Campus Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program, a May-November produce subscription that feeds more than 155 members and their families.
The farm also sells produce through a bountiful stand at Carlisle’s thriving weekly farmers’ market and donates thousands of pounds of fresh produce to a local food bank, Project S.H.A.R.E.
Through youth programs such as Farm, Cook, Eat, Sustainable Earth Education (SEED) and the hosting of popular annual events such as the Local Food Dinner, 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.