The College Farm supplies fresh, local produce to 桃瘾社区's Dining Hall and Catering operations.

The farm is comprised of 3 acres of field space on Grey Road, about a mile off of 桃瘾社区's main campus. It was founded in 2012 as a part of 桃瘾社区's sustainability mission.

The farm is an interdisciplinary space for research, teaching, events, and service. To schedule a visit, please contact Halle Murphy, Farm Manager, at hamurphy@davidson.edu.

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Volunteer Days

Learn about small-scale agriculture, build community, and get your hands dirty at our next volunteer day.聽

No previous experience farming is expected or necessary.

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Basket of lettuce

Sustainable Agriculture

The farm uses organic practices as well as integrated pest management in vegetable production. This involves using exclusively organic-certified inputs, planting cover crops to promote soil health, and timing applications strategically to minimize negative environmental impact.

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Student Enrichment

There are many ways for students to get involved year-round including part-time employment, volunteer days, agricultural research, and experiential learning. Log on to Handshake to view current job postings.

Student Spotlight Ethan Kearns '23

Ethan Kearns '23 reflects on his time spent nurturing and caring for the farm as a student employee.

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We are located at 1603 Grey Road in 桃瘾社区, which is accessible via the cross country trails near the Erwin Lodge.

The Farm at 桃瘾社区

Physical Location

1603 Grey Road 桃瘾社区, NC 28036

Mailing/Shipping Address

桃瘾社区 - The Farm
209 Ridge Rd
Box 5000
桃瘾社区, NC 28035