Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Dickinson College
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Daniel Webster
Sustainability Projects Coordinator
Center for Sustainability Education
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

To Whom It May Concern:

The Dickinson College Organic Farm is a constantly, evolving entity. One of its many worthy accomplishments this year was our collaboration with the Center for Sustainability Education on the Seeding the Future Conference. The two-day event on October 14th and 15th was a celebration and study of the growing influence of college farms at higher education institutions throughout the United States.

225 faculty members, students, and staff representing 57 college and universities came to share, learn, and present how to incorporate sustainability agriculture into the liberal-arts curriculum. Hands-on learning workshops featured topics like biodiversity, vermicomposting and livestock; more traditional presentations topics like weed-crop competition were hosted on the college grounds.

Tony Geraci, the former director of food and nutrition for the Baltimore City Public Schools was the keynote presenter, a dynamic speaker who spoke on the benefits of integrating local foods into urban food deserts.

The Dickinson College Farm once again has demonstrated its unique charm and lasting influence for this community by planning ad pulling off this one-of-a-kind conference that certainly brought the campus and community together.

Sincerely,

Jenn Halpin
Director of the Dickinson College Farm

+ Date Revised: Sept. 4, 2012

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
http://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/
+ Date Revised: Feb. 5, 2013

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