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Volunteer Hours

Join us Tuesdays, April 14 through September 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (or until sunset). Work with Antioch students and other community members to learn and to help out on the Antioch Farm. All ages and skill levels welcome. Weather permitting. Meet on the Farm. For more information, call (937) 477-8654.

Farm Video

Admitted Student Program Application

Two great programs are available during Summer 2015 for newly admitted students. Check out the descriptions and applications below.

Student Program Flyer


The Antioch College Farm utilizes ecological agriculture to provide an integrated context for liberal arts learning. The Farm allows students to experience, explore, and develop methods of sustainability, through its interwoven functions as an outdoor laboratory for curricular study and a living forum where student labor connects to campus dining and recycling.

Guiding Principles

  • Environmental Sustainability - Growing methods meet the National USDA Organic Standards, but also include ecological, biodynamic, and/or permaculture practices. Structures and designs also reflect our commitment to environmental sustainability, conserving natural resources, and minimizing campus waste.
  • Healthy, Living Soil - The farm uses campus leaves, vegetable dining scraps, and other local “waste” products to create a nutrient-rich soil, high in organic matter, and teaming with microbial life. Special attention is paid to soil conservation and soil ecology.
  • Biodiversity – As a mimic to nature, the Farm grows a variety of perennial and annual plants, including crops that attract beneficial insects.
  • Local Water Quality – No synthetic chemicals or fertilizers, which can leach into the local water shed, are used. Water conservation practices are employed.
  • Experiential Education – The Farm is an outdoor classroom, integrated into the curriculum, providing a living laboratory for experimentation and an interactive learning space.
  • Economic Sustainability – Fresh food grown on the Farm goes entirely to enhance student dining.

Farm Committee

  • Nick Boutis, director of the Glen Helen Ecology Institute
  • Beth Bridgeman, instructor of cooperative education
  • Kat Christen, Farm manager
  • Jessica D'Ambrosio, assistant professor of cooperative education
  • Isaac DeLamatre, food service coordinator
  • David Goodman, alumnus
  • Kim Landsbergen, associate professor of environmental science
  • Lewis Trelawny-Cassity, assistant professor of philosophy
  • Marianthe Bickett, student farm crew leader
  • Charlotte Pulitzer, student farm crew leader


For more information about the Farm or to volunteer, call 937-477-8654 or e-mail

General Farm Photos

Student working in field near swiss chard bed

Starting the Farm