Introduction and What’s Ahead

My name is Anna Farb and I will be blogging for the next few months about my internship with Food Alliance. I am a student farmer at the Dickinson College Farm and even though I am aware of and have seen the main processes that go into growing our food, each farm is different, sustaining different ecosystems and calling on […]

Let the sun shine and provide solar energy

Let the sun shine and provide solar energy Agri-view January 18, 2012 Most people face uncertainty in today’s challenging times. One thing for certain, the sun always shines. Even on cloudy days solar systems still produce power. Gary Sheppard, Penn State extension and owner of a solar energy system for his sheep farm, along with Ed Johnstonbaugh, Penn State extension […]

Breaking Ground for a New Agriculture: Cultivating Versatility and Resilience February 1, 2, 3 & 4, 2012 ~ State College, PA View the current conference programming and details Jenn Halpin, Dickinson Farm Manager, will be presenting three workshops: Thursday, February 2nd (pre-conference Track 4): Hyper Local: On-Site Farms and Gardens (with Lou Lego, Elderberry Pond) Friday, February 3rd: Using Food […]

Outstanding in Their Field

Oustanding in Their Field Dickinson Media by Christine Baksi Photos by Carl Socolow ’77 October 2011 It reads like a who’s who list of higher education’s environmental leaders. More than 225 faculty, students and farm and dining staff came from 57 colleges and universities in 15 U.S. states and Canada to attend Dickinson’s two-day Seeding the Future: The Role of […]

Brendan Murtha ’14

Brendan Murtha ’14 Dickinson Website Reversing College-Process Apathy When the college search and application process began I was hardly excited. I just wanted to enjoy my senior year rather than spend tedious hours filling out applications and composing essays. I looked at five or six schools before arriving at Dickinson. I didn’t know much about it, but I knew it […]

Learn By Doing

Learn By Doing Dickinson Website January 2, 2012 When Michael Blair ’12 looks back on his time at Dickinson, it’s tempting to allow what he’s done to overshadow what he’s learned. In less than four years, he’s taught English to Korean immigrants, managed a fundraiser and written grant applications for Carlisle’s Employment Skills Center, helped repair hurricane-damaged homes in New […]

Planting the Seed

Planting the Seed Dickinson Website By MaryAlice Bitts January 2, 2012 More than 225 faculty members, students and staff from 57 colleges and universities came to Dickinson Oct. 14 to learn about the celebrated programs at the College Farm. They came to attend the Seeding the Future conference, a two-day event designed to help professors and staff incorporate sustainability and […]