Tag Sustainable Agriculture

Governor Shapiro Visits Biodigester at Dickinson College Farm!

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Video by Joe O’Neill; article by MaryAlice Bitts-Jackson Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro recently visited the Dickinson College Farm to learn about its award-winning biodigester project. He was not disappointed. “Think of what’s happening,” Shapiro marveled, speaking with fellow onlookers at the site of the… Continue Reading →

Jenn Halpin with Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and other stars of Farm Aid 2012

                                Patriot News Farm Aid 2012: Musicians vow not to quit By David N. Dunkle September 23, 2012 Excerpts: Before taking the stage to perform… Continue Reading →

Artists Work ‘En Plein Air’ at Ag Event at Dickinson College Farm

Artists Work ‘En Plein Air’ at Ag Event at Dickinson College Farm The Sentinel By Naomi Creason June 9, 2011 For Claire Beadon Carnell, there’s nothing quite like being outside, even if that means bringing bug spray and sunscreen along… Continue Reading →

Freshness Guaranteed

Freshness Guaranteed Dickinson Website By Lauren Davidson Vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh garlic, sun-kissed peaches, artisan cheeses and homemade preserves—a mouthwatering medley in the middle of downtown Carlisle. Thanks to an abundance of area farms and Carlisle’s commitment to buying and selling… Continue Reading →

Feeding Dickinson

Feeding Dickinson Dickinson Website By MaryAlice Bitts Photos by Carl Socolow ’77 Ask ten people to describe the perfect meal, and you’ll likely receive ten different answers. How, then, does Dickinson’s dining-services staff manage to feed so many people every day,… Continue Reading →

College Receives $93,000 State Grant to Expand Farm Composting

College Receives $93,000 State Grant to Expand Farm Composting Dickinson Website November 8, 2007   Dickinson College has been awarded a $93,000 state grant to purchase equipment that will enable the campus farm to expand and accept more organic materials… Continue Reading →

Sun Times

Sun Times Dickinson Website By Bill Sulon October 13, 2009 Physics major Sam Wheeler ’10 with the Solar Wheeler he built for use at the College Farm. Solar panels have been generating electricity and hot water for more than a… Continue Reading →

Creative Solutions

Creative Solutions Dickinson Website By MaryAlice Bitts Photos by Jen Crowley ’12 Rain or shine, the Cumberland Valley Farm Tour must go on. So when they met with iffy weather on Oct. 1, the students at the Dickinson College Farm donned galoshes… Continue Reading →

Sustainability Schools

Sustainability Schools Dickinson Website January 4, 2012 The Dickinson College Farm is ringing in the new year with some Summer Dreamin’ – the title of the first in a series of educational workshops, which will be held monthly throughout 2012… Continue Reading →

Organic Transitions: The College Farm is Growing Greener

Organic Transition: The College Farm is Growing Greener Dickinson Website September 15, 2009 Something new is growing at the Dickinson College Farm every season. An equipment shed, a pond, greenhouses, solar panels and tent-like yurts that serve as housing for… Continue Reading →

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