Farm Fridays

As a current senior there are several hidden gems about Dickinson that I have discovered during the past 3 and a half years, my personal favorite of which is the college farm.

As a freshman I didn’t know that the farm existed until the spring, when I went to volunteer at Weed n Feed one Friday to get service hours. My next farm experience wasn’t until spring of my sophomore year when I attended the first Women’s Retreat, where we slept in the yurts and had a bonfire. Finally, fall of my senior year I have been able to make it out to the farm about once a week.

On “Farm Fridays” as I affectionately like to call them, I have the chance to get off campus and get outside. Add this to the amazing group of people who work on the farm and the satisfaction of contributing to the community and you have as close to a perfect way of spending a Friday afternoon as is possible to get.

I highly encourage anyone who likes being outdoors to try and make it out to the farm. And don’t worry, there are other hours besides Friday afternoons if that doesn’t fit with your schedule. The farm is absolutely beautiful, and has something to offer for all students whether it’s getting down and dirty digging up sweet potatoes, the satisfaction of killing weeds, or the delicate joy of planting seedlings. I hope to see you all out there!