- Farm Spotlight: Kenze Burkhart
- Farm Spotlight: Kenze BurkhartPosted 2 days ago
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…
- SEED: Biogas and Byproducts: Fuel for thought
- SEED: Biogas and Byproducts: Fuel for thoughtPosted 2 days ago
Saturday, November 15th
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…
- Farm Spotlight: Madison Beehler
- Farm Spotlight: Madison BeehlerPosted 1 week ago
“Hey Hey! My name is Madison Beehler. I am a senior environmental science major. I am fascinated by how community and food impact health. I study environmental health in the…
- Thanksgiving Centerpieces from your Garden with Michelle Elston – Roots Flower Farm
- Thanksgiving Centerpieces from your Garden wi…Posted 3 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…
- One Pot Wonders for Busy People with Tanya McCausland
- One Pot Wonders for Busy People with Tanya Mc…Posted 1 month 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 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.
- SEED is back! Check out the Fall 2014 Schedule!
- SEED is back! Check out the Fall 2014 Schedul…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…
- HUB Farm Stand 9/5/14
- HUB Farm Stand Fall 2014Posted 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!
- 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 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!