Kenze speaks in her post about the work that she does with the livestock on the farm and how it has helped her become a stronger, more independent woman. Click on picture to enlarge

Dickinson Experience Includes Cows and Plows

“It’s really rewarding, after a hard day of work, just coming out and seeing the product of your labor,” said graduate student Brendan Murtha.” The environmental science major hopes to one day run his own organic farm. Another unique aspect of this farm are the living accommodations for some of the farm apprentices. Their commute to work is a matter […]

Rugged, Rigorous and Rewarding

“Kristiana Amberger (environmental studies) and environmental-science majors Emily Bowie, Kyle Long and Brendan Murtha are serving intensive, six-month internships at the College Farm. And it’s not for the faint of heart: Farm interns live in solar-powered yurts on farm grounds throughout the growing season (May through October) and typically work outdoors for eight hours each weekday, often in the hot afternoon sun. Each […]

Children can learn about dinner at Dickinson College Farm By Allison Dougherty | Special to PennLive April 11, 2013 I do not fear food. Isn’t that brave of me? Seriously, some people seem to be awfully cautious about their food. I’m not talking about those with very real dietary restrictions, but perfectly normal people with perfectly normal chemistry who are […]

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 […]

Dickinson College Farm will Produce Different Types of Organic Hops Sentinel News By Rebecca Jones May 6, 2012 The Dickinson College Farm planted its first crop of organic hops this spring, a crop that when harvested can benefit local home brewers and pubs. Hops, a major ingredient in beer, are flowers from a fairly hardy and aggressive vine. When harvested, […]

Giovania Tiarachristie ’13 was Selected as a Udall Scholar from a Field of 585 Candidates Dickinson Website By Kristyn Pankiw April 24, 2012 For the second-consecutive year, Giovania Tiarachristie ’13, an international-studies and sociology major from Pittsburgh, Pa., has been selected as a Udall Scholar in recognition of her environmental and social-justice work on and off campus. The Udall Foundation […]

On the Grow: University of Michigan Graduate Students Work to Establish a Campus Farm Ann Arbor By Janet Miller April 23, 2012 Lindsey MacDonald wants to give University of Michigan students, faculty and staff a chance to get their hands dirty. MacDonald is one of four School of Natural Resources and Environment graduate students working to establish a campus farm […]

Hidden Splendor: Discover Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley US Airways Magazine By JoAnn Greco April 2012 Excerpt, Page 3: Education Epicenter: Cumberland’s top schools train future leaders. Cumberland Valley boasts six institutions of higher education, including Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Central Pennsylvania College, Messiah College, and Penn State Dickinson School of Law. But two of the valley’s prominent schools find their home […]

Will the Real Green Colleges Please Stand up?

Will the Real Green Colleges Please Stand up? Natural Resources Defense Council By Lee Epstein March 21, 2012 In the middle part of the past decade, “sustainability” became somewhat of a “college craze” – that is, for ever-competitive college administrators.  Lots of schools jumped on the “green” bandwagon, though some had already been leading the parade for some time.  Others, […]