The Dartmouth Organic Farm is used by a number of courses at the college to enhance their academic curriculum, including courses from the Biology, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geography, and Religion departments. In addition to regular coursework, students have developed their own projects that use the resources of the farm, including engineering studies to improve the farm’s infrastructure or adapt the farm's operations to more sustainable practices, research studies in soil practices and crop interplanting, and feasibility studies in, and design of, aquaculture and permaculture landscaping. There are a number of grants available through the Outdoor Programs Office and the Environmental Studies Program to support student research at the Farm. Contact the Farm at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In order to gain a greater understanding of the practices and philosophies of organic farming and the greater sustainability culture, students involved in the farm’s operations also participate in lectures, workshops, local farm field trips, and conferences, including the NOFA conference (Northern Organic Farmers’ Association).
|Photo by Sarah Hackney ’06|