The Beginnings of Dartmouth's Organic Farm

Each year the farm grows more than 2000 pounds of diverse, fresh, tasty, organic produce.

The Dartmouth Organic Farm came from an idea planted by students in the late 1980’s as part of a class project for an Environmental Studies Program course, ENVS 50, Environmental Policy Formation. Students in the 1990’s nourished the idea into a fledgling  organic garden that brought in its first harvest in 1996. Since then, the O Farm (as it is lovingly called by students) has grown into a hub for hands on learning at Dartmouth. It is home to an educational working garden, faculty and student research, independent projects, labs and 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.

Learn more from the Office of Sustainability

Photo credits: (Top, left) Stuart Bratesman / Dartmouth College, 1991; Justin Rendahl, David O'Brien, Christian Kull, Jennifer Jenkins, John Decker, (with pitchfork), Steve Sloan, Colin J. High. (Top, right) Dartmouth College/Robert Gill. (Bottom, right) Dartmouth Library. (Bottom, left) Dartmouth College/Eli Burakian.