College Farm Achieves Food Alliance Certification
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
November 17, 2011
Dickinson’s 50-acre farm program in Boiling Springs has been certified by the Food Alliance, a nonprofit organization that addresses safe and fair working conditions, humane treatment of animals and careful stewardship of ecosystems. Food Alliance certification requires on-site inspection and compliance with rigorous standards, including minimized use of pesticides, soil and water conservation practices and biodiversity and wildlife habitat protection.
“Food Alliance certification proves an operation is on the cutting edge of socially and environmentally responsible farming practices,” said Scott Exo, executive director of Food Alliance. “In partnership with Dickinson, we look forward to increasing awareness about sustainability in food and agriculture through their highly regarded educational offerings.”