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 the personal DBA to purchase Farmers’ Market tokens is a way to broaden healthy & local food options.
“Personal declining balance is set up by a student or the student’s parents. Declining balance provided by Flex plans, flex points and charging will not work.” (Dickinsonian, “Miseno’s Now Accepting Declining Balance” Feb 2011)
The long-term feasibility of this project is being investigated by students in Sebastian Berger’s Environmental Economics class. A google survey will help the student coordinators gauge interest in the program’s expansion. If you have questions or would like more information, contact Brendan Murtha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The weekly Farmers on the Square market returns to the square on May 9th!