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.