Dilmun Hill Student Farm

Welcome to Dilmun Hill. We are a student-run farm that has been practicing sustainable agriculture on Cornell University's campus for more than a decade. Our mission is to provide students, faculty, staff and community with opportunities for experiential learning, group collaboration and research. Throughout the year we host work parties where volunteers work in the fields and experience the latest in sustainable ag practices. The student managers and steering committee members collaborate with the Organic Coordinator and Faculty Advisor to provide leadership in farm operations and  disseminate information through education and outreach. We also collaborate with various organizations on campus, such as MacDaniels Nut Grove (MNG). Our popular campus farm stand offers  Dilmun Hill produce for sale from June through October and we supply local produce to Cornell Dining and Manndible CafĂ© in season.

Mission Statement

Dilmun Hill is a student run organic farm that seeks to foster community and empower students through active engagement in ecological agriculture. Dilmun Hill is open to anyone and is a place for experiential learning, group collaboration, research, and outreach.

The 2014 Dilmun Hill Farm Report is here!

If you are curious how we dealt with the flea beetle invasion, who practiced yoga by the pumpkin patch, what it took to get from seed to canned dilly beans, or who ate all of our farm-fresh produce, you will find this and much more in the report. 

Work Parties

Spring Work PartyExperience the latest in sustainable agricultural practices while supporting the student farm. Come on out to Dilmun, meet lots of fun and friendly people, learn something new, and go home with fresh produce.

Wednesdays and Sundays from 4 - 7 pm

Wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. Depending on the season, we will be building beds, sowing, planting, weeding or harvesting. 

Governance at Dilmun Hill

Open HouseInterested in getting involved even more? Consider joining the Dilmun Hill Steering Committee. Check back in January for your next opportunity to apply.

The Steering Committee, a small working group of dedicated Dilmun Hill undergrads and Organic Farm Coordinator Betsy Leonard, facilitates governance. The work of the committee enhances the work of the Student Club at Dilmun, and also manages logistical and administrative needs implicit in running a farm, coordinating a variety of volunteers and collaborating with Cornell administration and departments. Membership on the committee is open every semester to undergrads, and one graduate or a non-student/community member position since they also comprise an active element at Dilmun. The Student-Faculty-Staff Advisory Board, comprised of four faculty/staff members and four Steering Committee alumni, facilitates policy making for Dilmun Hill.

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