May 18th, 2:00-4:00pm Stalking Wild Edibles Register Back by popular demand, local forager Dawn Toutkaldjian joins Dickinson College Farm to impart her wisdom and enthusiasm for foraging wild edibles. This meandering workshop will take place in and amongst the fields at the College Farm. Participants will learn how to identify medicinal and nourishing edibles otherwise mistaken as weeds! Dickinson College […]

Update 3/11/13: Tickets for the Local Food Dinner sold out in record time! Thank you for your interest in this event. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates about other events and workshops! The Local Food Dinner is an event centered on celebrating food, farmers and community.  In addition to enjoying a wonderful meal made from ingredients sourced close […]

“Soap from Scratch” Sustainability Workshop

The first sustainability workshop of the season is sold out! Information about future workshops can be found on our Sustainability School page. February 23rd, 2:00-4:00pm Soap from Scratch Join Kevin Harper-McCombs, Dickinson College Farm’s “Jack of all Trades” for a hands-on workshop on how to transform all-natural ingredients into soap! Years’ worth of dabbling and experimentation will be distilled into […]

Our 2013 Sustainability Schools schedule is now posted!  Registration is open for our first workshop, “Soap from Scratch”, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23rd from 2:00-4:00pm. Registration is $6 for Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) members and $8 for non-members. Students attend all workshops for free. Transportation via shuttle will be provided for students every month! (Thank […]

It’s time for Farm Aid 2012!

We’re participating in Farm Aid 2012, and we can’t wait! While you’re there, tweet us: #farmaid2012 – #dcfarm – #farmersrock! Concert lineup and schedule. Venue Info (including what you can and can’t bring into Hersheypark Stadium.) Jenn Halpin is one of three PA farmers who will be participating in the 12:00pm Press Event with Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, Neil Young […]

What’s the big deal about biogas?

So…what’s the big deal about biogas? Find out by participating in the Center for Sustainability Education’s day-long biogas workshop next Saturday! Open to current Dickinson students, faculty and staff. Students get priority. There are only 4 spots left! Email websteda at for more info. “Biogas fuel is a flammable substance that burns in a similar fashion to liquefied petroleum […]

Biogas Workshop for Dickinson Students

When: Saturday, Sept. 29 Where: College Farm What time: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Open to current Dickinson students. Turning compost into energy? Yes, the farm does that, too. Come learn about biogas digestion, a highly advanced form of creating renewable energy that is made widely in countries like Germany and Sweden. Bob Hamburg, a biogas-systems expert and author of the forthcoming […]

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, […]

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; 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 […]