• Profile: Marisa Wilson '18

    The Farm at Davidson teachers students about sustainable agriculture and provides them with hands-on training in natural farming techniques. Another benefit: farm work can reduce stress, enhance focus and sharpen mental clarity, as described by Marisa Wilson '18.

  • Student Mentoring

    The farm's work-study students acquire a range of skills, from earth-friendly planting and harvesting, to managing operations and sales at the farmers' market. An experiential learning environment, the farm fosters collaboration, initiative and innovation.

    Farm Manager Theresa Allen and student
  • Building Community

    There are many opportunities on the farm for volunteers, work-study students, and interns. It's a fun, hands-on way to learn about sustainable agriculture while serving your community.

    Volunteers at the College Farm
  • Supplying Fresh Produce

    The Farm at Davidson boasts more than 100 acres of historical farmland; the farm's current production is situated on a three-acre site. Throughout the year, the farm's harvests help supply the college's dining services, an on-campus farmers' market, and CSA program.

    College Farm root vegetable harvest

The Farm at Davidson

p: 704-430-8687

e: thallen@davidson.edu

Mailing Address

Box 7166
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035

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The Farm at Davidson

The College Farm offers fresh, naturally grown, local produce to the Davidson College community through the college's Dining Services operation, an on-campus farmers market, and a CSA program. The farm is a stand-alone, business-based unit of the college.

We engage Davidson students, faculty, and staff to enhance educational opportunities and create a collaborative and innovative environment for curricular and co-curricular activities that support local farming.

Located on Grey Road in Davidson, our initial production is situated on a three-plus-acre site on land known as McIntosh Farm. In 2008, the college purchased a total of 109 acres from the McIntosh family.

The farm grows naturally—no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. All seeds are certified organic, non-GMO, and/or open-pollinated heirloom varieties. We have a 16-foot x 42-foot propagation greenhouse, and two 30-foot x 96-foot high tunnels that allow year-round growth.

Our production includes lettuce, spinach, greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, squash, melons, strawberries, beets, carrots, blueberries, herbs, and cut flowers.

Visit Us

We are located at 1603 Grey Road in Davidson. Please call 704-430-8687 to schedule a visit.