SELF-CARE IN THE FRESH AIR- A place-based retreat at the College Farm

Free Local Foods, Activities and Workshops  

Sunday, April 16th from 11am to 4pm

Dickinsonians and members of the community are invited to join in free workshop sessions ranging from creative strategies for staying grounded during stressful times, connecting to place, and using movement, art and food production to connect with others. Together, we will work to build inclusive and accessible spaces that connect to caring for ourselves, others and the places we inhabit. Hands-on sessions, time for reflection, and locally sourced meals aim to build community and bring us closer to those around us.  

This event is co-sponsored by the College Farm and the Office of LGBTQ Services. Click on the registration link below to see the full schedule. RSVP’s are strongly encouraged to attend. Transportation to and from the farm will be provided.


Retreat Schedule :


  • 10:30 am: Transportation departing from the DPS parking lot for students/staff traveling to the College Farm retreat.
  • 11-11:20 am: Arrivals, Introductions & Ice-Breakers
  • 11:20 am – 12:15 pm: Session with Barb Landis, Retired Carlisle Indian Industrial School Biographer – Land Acknowledgement & Importance of Place: Understanding the history of this land and its significance to Native Peoples today. 
  • 12:30-1:15 pm: Local, sustainably sourced shared lunch (Gluten-Free and Vegan Options Available)
  • 1:30-2:30 pm: Session with Ellie Bridgers, Class of 2023 in Philosophy and Food Studies – Body Functionality and Farming: Practice exploring the mindset of body functionality through hands-on experience and personal reflection.
  • 2:45-3:45 pm: Session with Erin Crawley-Woods, Assistant Professor of Dance – Inner and Outer Landscapes: How can a multi-sensory interaction with our surrounding environment influence our perception of space and place? How might that interaction enliven our experience of our own inner world? Through simple movement activities, a guided walk around the farm, and written reflection, this session aims to open our senses to the intertwining of our inner and outer landscapes. If possible, bring something to write on and with.
  • 3:45 – 4:00 pm: Final Reflections & departures back to campus.
  • 4:00 pm: Optional cold water dip with Ellie Bridgers in the Yellow Breeches. Bring suit and towel if interested!