All hands on deck—and the more, the merrier! Caring for Miller Farm is a year-round community effort, and many students over the years have joined in. Learn some skills, get some exercise, laugh with friends and enjoy the harvest.
Join us for Farm Day! Every Saturday the campus is invited to Miller Farm to help us care for our crops and perform farm chores. Afterwards, you’re invited to stay for a freshly prepared meal (featuring our own farm-grown produce!)
This is a great way to get outside and work off any stress from the week—with the best company! We can’t wait to see you on the farm!
Employment and internships
Miller Farm usually employs four or five students year-round to help manage operations and guide those who participate in farm activities. From high tunnel maintenance to seed sorting to chicken care, the work involves all aspects of the farm. Internships are available during the summer.
Environmental sustainability courses
If you’d like to really get your hands in the dirt and gain some practical skills, the course Sustainable Agriculture and Practicum is for you. This general education course leads students through the agricultural practices of Miller Farm and is a launching pad to dive deeper into farm projects and explore a career in agriculture. Students often help lead the course on a volunteer, paid or credit basis.
To learn more about Earlham’s Environmental Sustainability (ENSU) courses—such as Climate Policy and Pedagogies of Place—visit the course listing web page.
On Saturday mornings, Miller Farm has a popular presence at the Richmond Farmers Market. Known for its plethora of pepper varieties, the booth offers seasonal produce, seed packets, spices and even pottery by Earlham art students.
Miller Farm shares the wealth by offering garden beds for rent, most of which are used by our Richmond neighbors. Thirty beds are available with a suggested donation of $20 per garden row. To inquire about renting, contact the farm manager!
Want to learn more?
Miller Farm manager
For questions about Miller Farm, contact Lucy.
Miller Farm hand
For questions about Miller Farm, contact Nathan.