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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.

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The 2016 Dilmun Hill Farm Report is here!

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.

Read the report (PDF)
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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.

Dilmun Hill impressions