Spring on the Farm

Spring on the Farm By William Seward ‘12 Opinion Section, The Dickinsonian April 25, 2012 Spring is supposed to be the season of rejuvenation, when the flowers brighten our spirits and the sun warms our souls. We associate it with fertility, adorning new life with our blessings and care, and embracing our childhood pleasures. If youth is a reminder of […]

Giovania Tiarachristie ’13 was Selected as a Udall Scholar from a Field of 585 Candidates Dickinson Website By Kristyn Pankiw April 24, 2012 For the second-consecutive year, Giovania Tiarachristie ’13, an international-studies and sociology major from Pittsburgh, Pa., has been selected as a Udall Scholar in recognition of her environmental and social-justice work on and off campus. The Udall Foundation […]

On the Grow: University of Michigan Graduate Students Work to Establish a Campus Farm Ann Arbor By Janet Miller April 23, 2012 Lindsey MacDonald wants to give University of Michigan students, faculty and staff a chance to get their hands dirty. MacDonald is one of four School of Natural Resources and Environment graduate students working to establish a campus farm […]

“…To say that it is impressive is an understatement.  The students create giant, detailed posters capturing hours of field work data collection and analysis and funneling them into a beautiful, informative displays.” The Geographic Information System (GIS) students at Dickinson College will once again be presenting the results of their course project assignments at the annual GIS Exposition and Poster […]

This week, I developed ideas for how partner farms might use the standards, certification process and/or relationship with Food Alliance to support their programmatic work and achieve their mission. Here are a few of my proposals: FA-themed workshops for the farm’s typical audience. For example, a short workshop series could use each FA criteria category as separate topics. If the […]

Expect the Unexpected

By Maria Negura Farm Intern and Carlisle High School Senior One never knows what to expect on a day at the farm.  Every day comes with a new challenge or experience that makes me appreciate farming more than the day before.  I remember one day that quite literally knocked me off my feet. It is a routine practice at the […]

Farm Internship in a Nutshell

By Maria Negura Farm Intern and Carlisle High School Senior Welcomed by a broad smile belonging to the assistant manager of the Dickinson College Farm, Matt Steiman, I was given my first job at the farm: tomato-picking. It was a muggy summer day made pleasant by the coolness of a breeze augmented in the elevation of the open production fields.  […]

Pilot Program for Dickinson Students: $5 “Wooden Nickels”, redeemable at the Farmers on the Square market, can be purchased at the Devil’s Den using a student’s Personal Declining Balance Account (DBA). The information for the personal DBA is encoded on the College ID. No other card is needed! For students who don’t have a credit card or carry cash, using […]

…and awareness raised!

I continued with the cold calls this week, and I am really happy with how they are going. Perhaps my hopes were not high enough to begin with, but I am delighted that the majority of the people I have spoken to have said that the Partner Farm Program aligns soundly with their farms’ missions. This tells me that my […]

From the Farm: Hops!

From the Farm By William Seward ‘12 Opinion Section, The Dickinsonian April 11, 2012 Hops, a key flavoring ingredient in beer making, are plants that have so often brought us together as a product of the brewing process. On April Fool’s weekend, however, a hoppy reunion of a different sort took place when we welcomed alumni Kingsley Greene ’71 and […]