Obstacles and patterns

The master list of potential Partner Farms is really coming together. I have documented 30 sound candidates from all over the country, 21 of which are associated with a college/university and 9 of which are nonprofit organizations. Five are on the west coast, three are in the midwest, six are in New England, two are in the southeast, and 12 […]

From the Farm: Dickinson Beef

From the Farm By William Seward ’12 Opinion Section, The Dickinsonian February 29, 2012 Meatloaf again? It might not be what you’re used to. Starting this March, the Dining Hall will be featuring a new local ingredient in some of its usual menu items: ground beef that was raised at the Dickinson College Farm. On Tuesday February 21, the College […]

Need to get from campus to the farm via your wheels – bicycle wheels, that is? Check out Dickinson Bike’s newly posted 6.7-mi route from main campus to the farm.  

Jillian Roberts, Dickinson ’08 Social Media Specialist, Campus Kitchens Project February 6, 2012 Where are you from originally? Pelham, New Hampshire Where do you live now? I live in Arlington, Virginia, but CKP is located in Washington, DC. Tell us a little bit about CKP and what you do there? CKP is the national arm of DC Central Kitchen, which […]

Farming in higher education

This week I focused on various college/university farms around the country for my research of potential Partner Farms, specifically non-land-grant schools that practice small-scale sustainable/organic farming. Farming has returned to higher education with a bang. Although Berea College’s farm was established in 1871, this is largely a more recent movement, peaking in the past decade. From community colleges, like Central […]

Summer Internship at Rodale Institute

The Rodale Institute, founded by organic agriculture pioneer J.I. Rodale, is a non-profit organization dedicated to regenerative organic agriculture research and outreach to farmers, policymakers, and the general public. QUALIFICATIONS: Have, or are currently working towards, a bachelor’s degree preferably in biology, environmental science, agronomy or a related field Preference is given to those who have completed a course in […]

Farm Hosts Growing Workshop

Farm Hosts Growing Workshop Patriot News, Harrisburg by Rebecca Jones February 17, 2012 The Dickinson College Farm is hosting a free workshop series on sustainable agriculture throughout the growing season. The workshops are held in partnership with the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s Good Food Neighborhood program. The outreach program aims to help network sustainable food growers with each other, […]

2012 CSA Application Now Posted

Visit our “How it Works” page to learn more about the many perks in store for the coming CSA season! The College Farm offers a 24-week Campus Supported Agriculture membership to Dickinson faculty, staff, students, and alumni.* From mid-May through the last week of October, members receive fresh, seasonal, Certified Organic produce harvested by students and farm staff at the […]

What I’ve learned this week: lots of potential farms exist out there! With websites ranging from exceptionally helpful, to “getting there,” to somewhat incomplete. Granted, it is difficult to imagine a farmer sitting down at a computer to design a fancy website (I am currently learning website editing, and it’s not so easy), so I completely understand the shortcomings and […]

After all that chocolate, get ready for some produce, cheese, eggs, meat, fruit and plenty of other local products at the vibrant winter’s market. Immediately following the market, there will be a screening of the inspiring Cafeteria Man movie! More information about the movie screening (refreshments will be served): From Reel to Real Food Market: 3:00pm-7:00pm Location: The Depot, corner […]