Workdays and Decompress@DCF


Community Work Days this summer are on Thursdays from 8-noon. All are welcome. No experience is necessary!

Join us at the farm on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm at Land & Listen to read aloud BIPOC environmental literature and ecopoetics. No sign up or Duke affiliation required. Everyone is welcome. BYO dinner!

Community Workday

How to Get to the Farm

The farm is located at 4934 Friends School Rd, directly across from Carolina Friends School in the Duke Forest.

Coming from Duke University, take 751 to the roundabout and turn down Old Erwin Rd towards Chapel Hill. Turn right at Mt. Sinai and take another right onto Friends School Road. Just across from the Carolina Friends School, take another right onto the gravel driveway marked Duke Campus Farm visitor parking. Please park in the fenced gravel parking lot.

As of 2020, Duke has discontinued supporting sponsored rideshares to the Campus Farm. We hope to resume this program -- which many students have used in years past to receive fully-subsidized rides to and from the farm  -- as soon as possible. We regret we are unable to coordinate or sponsor transportation at this time. 


Our parking lot is located across the street from the Carolina Friends School. Please DO NOT drive down Narrow Ln for any reason; this is our neighbors’ private street and we want to respect their privacy! If you need to turn around, please do so at the Friends School or our parking lot. We will greet your group at the big entrance gate by the parking lot!

Duke Campus Farm Parking Map

What to Wear & Bring for a Work Day:

  • Comfortable, closed-toe shoes
  • Long pants (to prevent skin contact with insects & plants that may cause discomfort)
  • Refillable water bottle & snacks
  • Sunscreen and/or a hat
  • Rain jacket 
  • Any necessary medications
  • Change of clothes (in case of rain or contact with insects/plants that may cause discomfort)

**No labor is expected at Decompress@DCF. We reccommend close-toed shoes if you plan to stroll around the farm.**


We have a 1-person outhouse, also known as a pit toilet, near the pavilion for staff & visitors of the farm.

Questions? Email us at