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 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 Advisors 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.
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Shares for Dilmun's Summer CSA are now available
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The weekly shares of farm-fresh produce start on June 15, 2017, and continue for 12 weeks. Members pay at the start of the season for their whole or half share. A limited number of "work of share" options are also available to students.
Ever wonder what it takes to manage a vibrant and successful student-run farm? It’s not all fun and games (though there’s a lot of that, too). Check out Dilmun Hill’s 2016 Market Garden Report. It highlights farming and marketing operations in detail, and introduces infrastructure improvements, the Dilmun community and outreach activities. It discusses last year's agricultural challenges, opportunities and lessons learned, and provides ideas and guidance for the next growing seasons.
New high tunnel to extend growing season
The production-scale high tunnel does not only extend the growing season at Dilmun Hill, but also serves as an educational resource for the many classes that visit the farm. It is mounted on rails, so that the tunnel can be easily moved between two different growing areas. Learn more
See time-lapse videos of the installation:
Work Parties - from spring to fall
Thank you to all of the hard-working volunteers throughout the season! Work parties will start up again in spring - stay tuned.