Dickinson Farm Director Jenn Halpin will present a workshop at the 2011 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference at Penn State University in State College, PA. The conference will take place on November 6-8th, 2011. Several Dickinson Farm student workers will also participate in the conference. To register, visit the conference website. Jenn Halpin, Farm Manager and Director of the Dickinson […]
Farm Walking Tour Brochure This Dickinson College Farm Walking Tour Brochure is the companion to our audio walking tour. Created by Dickinson student farmers, this tour will guide you to key areas of the farm and provide helpful information about what you are seeing. The full tour takes about one hour to complete. To stay eco-friendly and paper-free, we encourage […]
Growing Greener: Dickinson Receives $1 Million for Transformative New Greenhouse Project Dickinson Website September 20, 2011 Dickinson College has received a $1 million gift from alumni John ’59 and Inge Paul Stafford ’58 to fund a new research-quality greenhouse on the grounds of Kaufman Hall. The greenhouse is expected to have a transformative effect on sustainability education, interdisciplinary learning and […]
September 30th, 2011 6:00pm-10:00pm Dickinson College News and Events: “Foot-Stompin’ Fun” Since 2004, Harvest Fest has become a fall semester favorite among students. This Friday, come to the Dickinson College Farm and enjoy the fall’s bounty! Local Food! Live Bluegrass! Contra dancing! Admission is FREE! There will be local grass-fed burgers, freshly-pressed apple cider, handmade ice cream from Leo’s, and […]
Two opportunities with the Farmers on the Square Market, Carlisle PA 1. FARMERS’ ON THE SQUARE IS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS! Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm and again from 7pm to 8pm the market and vendors would benefit greatly from helping hands, offloading trucks at the start of market and helping to clean up at the end. Volunteers are typically […]
Seeding the Future: Cultivating the College Farm From the Field to the Classroom Friday October 14 – Saturday October 15, 2011 Dickinson College, Carlisle PA Full Schedule (PDF file) Registration More Information at Conference Website Join us for a premiere conference on beginning, improving, and utilizing farms and gardens in undergraduate liberal arts education. From creating compost to developing new […]
A. Kiosk Welcome to the Dickinson College Farm! This tour will guide you to key areas of the farm and provide helpful information about what you are seeing. The tour takes about an hour, if you are walking and following the tour at the farm, with each stop taking about seven minutes. The audio tour is also available as free […]
B. Teaching Garden and Student Research The Teaching Garden was created by Dickinson student Kaylin Campbell, Class of 2010. Kaylin sought to create a more convenient and instructional space to teach elementary school children about agriculture and sustainability. In addition to elementary education, the farm serves as a platform for sustainability education at Dickinson: from business to biology to art. […]
C. The Pond The pond is a man made construction that was created in 2008 to serve as a reservoir for irrigation purposes. It is strategically placed to collect runoff rain water from the fields. Download the entire audio walking tour on iTunes.
1. The Yurts Inspired by the traditional Mongolian-style hut, the Yurts were built to serve as housing for the three six-month farm interns. These interns are either recent Dickinson graduates or members of the Multicultural Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture program, or MESA. Download the entire audio walking tour on iTunes.