College farms conference provides food for thought as well as the plate

The presence of student-run gardens, livestock operations continues to grow across U.S., Canada
Chesapeake Bay Journal
December 2011
Sara Kaplaniak
Dickinson Farm Student Volunteers Dump Compost Waste for Incorporation into a Compost Pile
It was the type of crisp autumn weekend in central Pennsylvania when people cheer local football teams, find a fall festival or rake falling leaves. Dickinson College, located in the town of Carlisle, seemed sleepy. But looks can be deceiving.

That weekend, Dickinson College’s classrooms hosted the nation’s first conference on the role of farms and gardens on college campuses. Seeding the Future convened 240 students, faculty, farm staff and school officials from more than 60 higher education institutions from around the United States and Canada.

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