Dilmun Hill Student Farm

Farm StandWelcome 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 Café 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.

WANTED: Student Researchers for 2015! 

Interested in performing research in agroecology, soil science, horticulture, agronomy or other related fields? Dilmun Hill has cropland available to foster student research for the 2015 season. If interested, please fill out the application and submit to Betsy Leonard by Friday, March 13th

Work Parties

Spring Work PartyA BIG thank you to our dedicated volunteers, who joined one or many of our work parties throughout the growing season. We could have not done it without you! Join us again in spring 2015 to experience the latest in sustainable ag practices, support the farm, join our community and go home with fresh produce!​

Stay connected - join our email list by sending an email to dilmunhill@cornell.edu.

The Market Garden at Dilmun Hill

Market Garden ReportCheck out our 2013 Dilmun Hill farm report! It features the year at the farm, and highlights the market garden operations in detail. If you are wondering where all of our vegetables get eaten, if you are curious about how the managers engage in an amazing learning experience, or if you want to hear how much we love our volunteers, you'll find it all inside. Check back for our 2014 farm report, available in spring 2015. 

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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