- Alumni Spotlight: Mackenzie Johnson '16
- Alumni Spotlight: Mackenzie Johnson ’16Posted 2 weeks ago
As a very busy double major in Spanish and Policy Management, Mackenzie Johnson’s favorite thing about the farm is”having a space away from campus where students, faculty, and community members…
- Alumni Spotlight: Silvana Kreines '16
- Alumni Spotlight: Silvana Kreines ’16Posted 2 weeks ago
Archaeology major, Silvana Kreines, shares her relationship to the farm and what she has done with her life after Dickinson. “My time as a student farmer on the Dickinson College Farm was…
- Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Smith '16
- Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Smith ’16Posted 2 weeks ago
Nicole Smith is a farm worker with a passion for animals. Above she is pictured at her internship with Utica Zoo from the summer of 2015, where she was responsible…
- Alumni Spotlight: Cindy Baur '16
- Alumni Spotlight: Cindy Baur ’16Posted 2 weeks ago
Cindy Baur is a recent farm graduate, and she has decided that she wasn’t ready for her time with the farm to be over quite yet and is now one of…
- Grass-Fed Beef and Lamb now available
- Grass-Fed Beef and Lamb AvailablePosted 4 months ago
The College Farm is proud to provide grass-fed, humanely-raised meat for the community. All of our livestock are raised on pasture, eating a diversity of grasses and legumes. Farm Apprentices…
- GATHER – A Farm to Table Dinner
- GATHER – A Farm to Table DinnerPosted 8 months 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 10 months 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…
- Turning Farm Waste Into Biogas
- Turning Farm Waste Into BiogasPosted 1 year 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…
- Video: Living in a Yurt
- Video: Living in a YurtPosted 2 years 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
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.