The Dickinson College Farm
Current News & Upcoming Events
9/12/09 - Bike Ride to Local Farms with SISA! For more information and to sign up, please contact Carrie Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org
9/18/09 - Biking Potluck @ the College Farm: "Ride to Dinner!" For more information or to sign up:
Phone: 717-245-1117 or
9/26/09 - 2009 Hoe Down & Potluck at the College Farm Fun starts at 6:30pm. Live Bluegrass music from Hoots and Hellmouth from Philadelphia
10/2/09 - 2009 Harvest Fest! Local food, live music, contra dancing, and more! Please contact email@example.com for more details
10/3/09 - Come and See What's Growing at the Farm! Tours run every hour on the hour from 10am - 2pm!
10/10/09 - Homecoming Weekend Farm Tours! 2:30pm - 4:30pm
10/30/09 - Regional Seed Exchange Potluck! Bring a dish to share and seeds to trade or just come and learn! 6:30pm at the Depot.
College Farm Produce Stand in the Lower HUB - Fridays from 11am to 2pm
New Organic Recipes Blog. If you're looking for creative ways to eat all the fresh produce that's available out there, try checking out this new Recipe Blog, organized by Dickinson's Brenda Ludt. Please email any recipe submissions or questions to Ms Ludt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The 2009 Farm Goals
- Expand vegetable production from 4 acres to 6 acres.
- Increase produce sales to Dickinson College Dining Services with a specific focus on tomatoes, mesclun mix, baby spinach, leaf lettuce, potatoes, and peppers to name a few!
- Increase campus awareness of the College Farm and its partnership with the College Dining Hall Increase CSA size from 25 to 60 members.
- Maintain and develop the student internship program and faculty research projects at the College Farm Begin preliminary work for establishing perennial fruit production on the Farm.
- Continue to support academic interests in the Farm through course support, field trips, extracurricular activities, etc.
- Continue programmatic relationship with the Cumberland County Juvenile Probation Office to raise produce for donation to Project SHARE.
- Develop relationships with local alternative schools for environmental education programs at the farm.
- Continue collaborative work with Project SHARE and increase weekly produce donations to the food bank.
- Pursue possible grant funding opportunities to increase the efficiency and visibility of the farm.
- Utilize space in newly constructed and grant-funded greenhouse to extend the growing season for produce sales to the College Dining Hall.
- Install solar shower space for educational and practical uses.
- Fine tune new grant-funded solar power irrigation system using the farm pond and water storage tanks.