South Mountain Outdoors Festival

  Dickinson College Farm Part of South Mountain Outdoors Festival (Carlisle, Pa.) – This Labor Day weekend, the Dickinson College Farm in Boiling Springs will serve as a Cumberland County destination for the South Mountain Outdoors (SMO) festival. On Saturday, Sept. 1, starting at 10:00 a.m., farm staff and apprentices will host a free one-hour guided tour of the 50-acre, […]

What’s new at the farm? Hint: “Oink, oink!”

Is it me or does it feel like autumn is ahead of schedule?  I was reminded the other day that the month of August is half over- where has the summer gone?! With the end of August approaching, Matt and I are putting the finishing touches on the course that we will be co-teaching during the fall semester. Over the […]

The Sentinel August 18th, 2012 By Joseph Cress Sienna Carroll takes responsibility for her space. Day after day, the Dillsburg area girl goes out into her yard to check on the vegetables she planted in a raised bed about four-foot square. “I have to keep on it,” the 11-year-old explained Saturday. “I have to go around and make sure everything […]

August 25th: Pest Walk Steve Bogash, Regional Horticulture Educator, Penn State Cooperative Extension Rain or shine! 2:00-4:00pm $5 suggested donation Register Everyone is welcome, from beginners to advanced pest pioneers. Directions to Dickinson College Farm As undesirable as they may be, pests and diseases are part of our ecosystem, and their presence or absence can offer important messages about our gardens […]

For Immediate Release                                             Contact: Media Relations Aug. 14, 2012                                                       717-245-1289; media@dickinson.edu Calling Kids For “Dirt, Worms & Dinner” At The Dickinson College Farm (Carlisle, Pa.) – The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) invites children ages 8-12 to “Youth Farm Day: Dirt, Worms & Dinner,” on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Dickinson […]

A Compost Turner’s Journey

How do I spell LOVE?  C-O-M-P-O-S-T   T-U-R-N-E-R! Although there are many ways in which love echoes in my heart, I must admit that our brand new compost turner causes my heart to swell! This long-awaited piece of equipment has been making its way to our farm since February, traversing the Atlantic Ocean in order to make its home here in […]