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Dilmun Hill Student Farm

Students are tending crops at a Dilmun Hill Work Party

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dilmun Hill is closed to visitors until further notice. We are looking forward to seeing you at the farm once normal operations resume.

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. We provide students with opportunities for experiential learning, group collaboration and research. Though this year the farm is not open to visitors or volunteers, we hope to resume regular work parties and other events next season.

To help ensure access to food for all members of the wider Ithaca community, we are donating all of our farm-fresh, organically grown produce this year to local food banks and other organizations who strive to fill the current need.

We closely collaborate with on-campus organizations such as the Cornell Farmers' Market, Anabel's Grocery, and MacDaniels Nut Grove.

Christian Kanilian in the kitchen


Spotlight: Christian Kanlian
Hometown: Darien, CT
Major: Plant Sciences
Minor: Community Food Systems

My CALS Moment: Working at Dilmun Hill Student Farm has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had during my time in CALS. I learned more than I could have imagined about sustainable agriculture and community food systems, which shorten the distance between producer and consumer, and build connections that nourish more than just your appetite. I also found an amazing community of people who want to improve the way people eat and understand food, including some of my best friends at Cornell.

See a snapshot of the CALS Class of 2020

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A new barn at Dilmun Hill 

The construction of the new barn is progressing rapidly, and it will be ready for use later this spring. Besides working and storage space, it features a large, covered porch with a great view of the farm.

This project is being funded by a generous donation of Michael and Ellen Wolfson, and by Cornell AES.

Outside of the Dilmun Hill barn with garage door
The barn will be ready for the Dilmun Hill community, whenever campus can safely reopen
The inside of the new barn, showing the concrete floor
The concrete floor looks beautiful!
The new barn at Dilmun Hill with windows and siding
The new barn with windows and siding
Dilmun Hill barn with roof in the snow
The new roof was up just in time for last night's snow
Dilmun Hill barn construction on 2-11-2020
The trusses are up! 2/11/2020
New barn at Dilmun Hill on 2/6/2020
After just two days of construction
Construction of the new barn has begun
The new barn, one day after construction has begun