The Dartmouth Organic Farm
is a student-run educational and working garden that provides members of the Dartmouth community with opportunities for independent research, student projects, and hands on experience in sustainable food and energy systems.The very nature of an agricultural enterprise lies in the intersection of culture and the environment; to identify and respond to the needs of a society while recognizing the limits and demands of the immediate, local ecosystem. A farm is one of the last institutionalized vestiges of our direct connection to the natural world which surrounds and supports us.
The Dartmouth Organic Farm serves to connect this rich interdisciplinary domain with the greater educational mission of Dartmouth College. The Farm performs as a living laboratory, providing hands-on, personal experiences of the workings of the natural world and challenging us to contemplate the impact of the human world we have created.
The easiest way to get involved is simply to come on out and see what you can do. If it’s your first time, email firstname.lastname@example.org to see what folks are planning to be up to when you come out. It’s a three mile drive, bike ride, or even river paddle, to the Farm. Rides can be arranged with reasonable notice.
Students interested in the Farm meet on-campus each week to plan and direct the business of the Farm. Event planning, informational sessions, and weekly updates keep the farm program moving ahead. The Farm also has special work-days for beginners and potluck dinners out at the Farm.
For students who become more involved with the Farm’s operation, there are full and part time intern positions available.
Last updated on May 21 by George C. Thorman
contributors: Diana M. Pechter