Sentinel: “Field Day Plants Learning Seeds at Dickinson College Farm”

The Sentinel
August 18th, 2012
By Joseph Cress

PASA Youth Field Day at Dickinson College Farm. Photo Credit: Matthew O'Haren, SentinelSienna 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 is all right.”

Otherwise, the weeds would crowd out her peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and beets. A green thumb already, she spent her morning learning about sustainable agriculture from experts in the field.

Carroll was among 25 children from across south central Pennsylvania who participated in “Dirt, Worms and Dinner: A Farm Field Day for Youth” at the Dickinson College Farm in South Middleton Township.

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