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Dartmouth Organic Farm

The Dartmouth Organic Farm is a hub for hands on learning at Dartmouth. It is home to an educational working garden, sites for faculty research, student research and independent projects, classes, a stunning landscape that serves as a backdrop for social events of all kinds and an ecosystem that engages students in learning about sustainable food and energy systems. 

Climate change is the great challenge of our time and part of facing this challenge will be identifying and responding to the needs of a society while recognizing the limits of the natural world. The Dartmouth Organic Farm provides a living laboratory to understand these challenges in context.

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Visit the Farm's website on Sustainability.Dartmouth.Edu.

Our Landscape

The Organic Farm landscape is a two hundred and twenty acre patchwork of unique and valuable ecosystems, each providing opportunities for exploration, learning and research. From the organic garden to permaculture, aquaponics to forests, honeybee hives to the maple sugar bush, there are opportunities for every interest. The site hosts projects that are land based or too big and messy to do on campus, for example, building a solar disinfecting latrine designed to meet sanitation challenges in the developing world.

 

The site is bordered by the region’s largest river, the Connecticut. Serving as a major flyway for bird migration and supporting natural riverine communities, the river provides viewing of many kinds of wildlife, including osprey, ducks and geese, and beaver, otter, and muskrat. A conservation easement runs along the river, and the public are invited to walk, run, or cross country ski along the river!

 

The largest portion of the Fullington Farm is woodland. It is in the process of returning to the dominant northern New England natural community, the mixed hardwood forest. The wooded portion of the farm site supports a wide variety of flora and fauna, including bear, moose, deer, fisher, fox, and porcupine.

 

View photos of our programs and events on our facebook page and Instagram account

 

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Directions to the Farm:

Our address is 102 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH 03755.

It’s a three mile drive, bike ride, or even river paddle, to the Farm. From campus, drive north on Route 10, towards Lyme NH. The farm is located 3 miles past the Life Sciences Center, on the left side of the road. You’ll see two greenhouses, with an “orange-y” barn in the middle. There is a sign. Rides can be arranged with reasonable notice by emailing Sustainable.Dartmouth@dartmouth.edu.

Last Updated: 10/9/19