Earlham College has a long history of engaging with agriculture as a means of experiential education and of sustainable living and learning exploration for students. Miller Farm, an agricultural property a mile south of campus, has been an integral piece of the sustainable agriculture offerings of the college since a grant established the Earlham Farm Project in the 1970's.
Recently, a review of the structures at Miller Farm identified significant safety concerns on the property including structural issues with several of the outbuildings. Addressing these needs during the academic year would have disrupted the residents significantly and created additional hazards for the students and other community visitors to the farm. After careful consideration, it was decided that the best course of action was to suspend activities at the farm until these issues have been addressed. Information on the process over the 2013-14 academic year to plan for and envision the best possible program can be found at the link above. The final proposal regarding the program can also be downloaded at that site.
Check out these articles from the Earlham student newspaper on farming at Earlham over the years:
From January, 1975:
From May, 1988:
A video of the Miller Farm summer internship from 2013:
Want to learn more about sustainable agriculture?
Attend a conference on farming and sustainable agriculture. Check out the Sustainability Office Grant Programs to apply for funding to attend a conference!