Turning Farm Waste Into Biogas

Nothing goes to waste at the Dickinson College Farm. Interns, along with the farm’s staff, constructed a small biogas plant to transform manure, duckweed and food scraps into clean biogas for cooking.

Where Are Our Graduates Going Next???

Kenze Burkhart – I will be taking a year or two off before attending graduate school for a masters in Geoarchaeology. My first six months will be spent working on the College farm as an apprentice, exploring my passion for sustainable agriculture, and focusing on livestock care. So far I don’t have any post-apprenticeship plans set in stone, but I […]

Where Are Our Graduates Going Next???

The Dickinson College Farm is so very proud of each and every student who graces our fields with their presence! This year, the College Farm will bid farewell to some stellar seniors – all of whom are bound to change the world in many amazing ways! Keep an eye out for updates on where these students – turned – student […]

Summer Farm Tour – July 11

Join us Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 for a walking tour of the Dickinson College Farm! Be sure to wear footwear suitable for uneven terrain and dress prepared for any weather. Tours will begin promptly at 10:00, last approximately one hour and are free to all! We look forward to seeing you there!! 553 Park DriveBoiling Springs, PA    

Stalking Wild Edibles

Stalking Wild Edibles Learn how to forage for edible plants on Saturday, May 30th!  Saturday, May 30th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM $10 CSA or PASA members/$12 non-members Discounted tickets available for students. Dickinson College Farm, 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA Register: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1475247 Back by popular demand, local forager Dawn Toutkaldjian joins Dickinson College Farm to impart her wisdom and […]

New Grower Soil Fertility Roundtable

New Program Announcement: New Grower Soil Fertility Roundtable Date: May 12, 2015 Location: Dickinson College Farm Penn State Extension and the Dickinson College Farm are excited announce an evening program targeted at new growers and growers seeking the latest information on soil fertility. John Spargo, Director of the PSU Agricultural Analytics Laboratory, will be on hand to explain how soils […]

Food + Farm+ Friends + Friday = Fun!

Come join us May 1st for delicious wood fired farm fresh pizza made with all local ingredients! Local cheese from grass-fed dairy cows at Wil-Ar Farm Locally grown and milled wheat flour Handmade dough Get in on the fun on Britton Plaza this Friday, May 1st! (rain location at Rector Atrium) Bring your friends and family for farm-made wood -fired pizzas and […]

Alumni Spotlight – Ben Sedlins ’09

Ben Sedlins, class of 2009, was part of one of the original farm crews at Dickinson College. Inspired by a friend to get involved, Ben found something beyond just agricultural work at the farm. Having grown up with a father that works in international studies, Ben had traveled around a lot and moved for his father’s work. He chose to […]

Alumni Spotlight: Mary Oldham ’06

Uncovering a Passion for Agriculture   Although the Dickinson College Farm existed only as a garden while Mary Oldham ’06 was a student at Dickinson, her involvement with the program sparked a passion within her that has shaped her career. Mary describes, “I didn’t know a thing about agriculture before I started working at the garden at Dickinson, and I […]

EarthFest at the College Farm

Come and celebrate Earth Day at the College Farm with delicious food, raucous music and great people. Join the Dickinson community as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day with Earth Fest at the College Farm on Saturday, April 25th. The event will include veggie burgers and local, grass-fed beef burgers, local ice cream, locally brewed root beer and […]