TC3 Farm

Sustainably grown produce, hands-on learning

Dryden Farm

Our first priority is to educate our campus community about Sustainable Farming and Food Systems.

听Todd McLane, Director of the TC3 Farm

Who We Are

The TC3 Farm was founded in 2014 as part of an听innovative suite ofeducational offeringsat the College including听four "Farm to Bistro" degree programs and听a听downtown Ithaca culinary center, . Located adjacent to the College's听Dryden campus, the farm supplies听fresh produce to Coltivare听as well as operating听a CSA, providing听produce to Campus Dining and other area restaurants, and growing seedlings for home gardeners. The farm听also frequently sells produce direct to consumers at farm stands held on and off campus.

The land on which the farm is located is owned by the TC3 Foundation and features a main barn, a greenhouse, and three hoop houses. The greenhouse is heated, while the hoophouses use passive heat to extend the growing season.

Community Connections

In addition to supporting the College's academic mission, the TC3 Farm's CSA is open to the public, and the farm offers numerous volunteer opportunities and opportunities for community education.听Many classes and campus groups utilize the farm to enhance learning experiences and team building exercises.

Farming Practices

No synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides are used on the TC3 Farm. Instead, the farm relies heavily on crop rotation, cover crops, plant variety selection and a connection to the land around us to combat pest and disease issues that may arise during a growing season. Students will experience cultivation of the land using sustainable farming practices on a farm which听runs free of the commercial energy grid through the use of solar and geothermal technology.

Contact

Email Farm Director Todd McLane with any questions or visit the CSA page for more information about signups, crops we grow, and our growing season.听