- Farmers’ Market, Wed., July 23rd
- Farmers’ Market, Wed., July 23rdPosted 7 days ago
Today from 3-7pm, come on out and support Farmers on the Square’s efforts to help feed Carlisle! LEAF Project PA will be blending up sweet bicycle-powered fruit smoothies using fresh-from-your-local-farms…
- Video: Living in a Yurt
- Video: Living in a YurtPosted 1 week 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 week 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 week 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,…
- Now Hiring 1 Additional Summer Student Worker!
- Now Hiring 1 Additional Summer Student WorkerPosted 3 weeks ago
The College Farm is seeking applicants for one full-time position opening that will start at the end of this month or the beginning of August and run until classes resume…
- Simple Salsa in a Jar, August 9th
- Learn to Make Simple Salsa in a JarPosted 3 weeks ago
Saturday, August 9th, 2:00-4:00pm Simple Salsa in a Jar $12 PASA or DCF CSA members, $15 non-members Workshop leader: Kevin Harper-McCombs Register
Celebrate a bountiful growing season through this hands-on food preservation workshop!…
- Dickinson College Experience Includes Cows and Plows
- Dickinson Experience Includes Cows and PlowsPosted 3 weeks 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…
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!