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From left Hillary Joy Pitoniak, Ice Lekometros '16, Laura Kwasnoski '18 and Kelt Wilska '17.
Hamilton Community Farm Cultivates More Than Fresh Produce

The Hamilton College Community Farm Garden is moving into its eighth year this fall, but even during the summertime students and staff are busy tending to the ¾ acre plot. The farm was founded in 2007 with the intent to “create a forum where knowledge of food and agriculture is intentionally cultivated to strengthen the relationship between the Hamilton Community and the land that supports (it).”  More ...

Gabe Burford, Lilian Kiraka, Margaret Hylas and Ali Crivellli work in a Utica garden.
Hamilton Community Farm Workers Lend a Hand in Utica

Members of the Hamilton College Community Farm have had a busy spring, maintaining the Hamilton farm while also lending a hand at a vegetable garden in Utica.  More ...

Hillary Pitoniak, Sarah Gamble '13, Christine Roback '12 and Andrew Pape '11.
Gamble '13 and Pape '11 Ensure Farm Garden Future with Almanac

One of the summer’s most labor-intensive student projects on the Hill is the maintenance of the Hamilton College Community Farm (HCCF) garden. Student workers are constantly brainstorming about ways to streamline the farming process, which begins in February with germination within the greenhouse and doesn’t end until the final crops are harvested in the fall. The most recent advance for the community farm was made by former farm manager Sarah Gamble ’13 and co-founder Andrew Pape ’11, who developed a comprehensive farm almanac through which they hope to pass on their knowledge and experience to future farmers.  More ...