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Dartmouth Organic Farm

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.

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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 ves

tiges 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.

Get Involved!

PeasStudents 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.In the summer or fall, start by stopping by the farmstand outside of Collis, Thursdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm After you’ve had a chance to chat with others involved with the Farm (or if it's winter or spring), 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 the Farm at organic.farm@dartmouth.edu or call (603 643 5196) 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.

For students who become more involved with the Farm’s operation, there are full and part time intern positions, as well as the opportunity to live out at the Farm on off-terms or even while taking classes.

Calendar

January and February: Seed order and crop rotation plan
March: Start up greenhouse, seed and grow transplants
April: Begin field work, including preparing growing beds, seeding and transplanting
May: Begin main field season with extensive seeding transplanting and weeding
June: Early June is our biggest labor demand for large tender annual transplanting, seeding, weeding and harvesting
July and August: Transplant, weeding and harvest
September: Compost making, harvesting and weeding
October and November: Harvest, compost and field bed preparation.
December: Planning and evaluation

Last Updated: 4/16/13