Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and the need to restrict the spread of the virus to protect both Stanford and the greater community, the farm is closed until further notice. Farm staff will be maintaining the educational farm facility. We will update this post when the farm reopens.
We don't know when we will be able to reopen the farm. Like the rest of campus, when we are able to do so, we will open in stages. We will likely have volunteers work in shifts following new safety protocols. If you are interested, you can add yourself to the list here. We will reach out to you when this becomes possible.
The educational farm is Stanford's home for hands-on learning in sustainable agriculture. The farm is a living laboratory offering academic and experiential learning opportunities for the Stanford community and beyond. The farm utilizes agroecological relationships and natural diversity to grow over 200 varieties of vegetables, flowers, herbs, field crops and fruit. Students come to the farm to test new ideas about the biological, social and environmental aspects of farming and gain experience in the practice of sustainable agriculture. On-farm research provides students hands-on learning opportunities.
We provide hands-on learning experiences and student research opportunities in sustainable small-scale and urban agriculture.
We offer workshops, volunteer opportunities, wellness courses and a space for student sustainability groups.
How to find us and our operating hours
Address: 175 Electioneer Road Stanford, CA 94305
Entrance: The best place to enter the farm is from the Searsville Lot (L-22) etnrance.
Parking: If you do not have a "C" or "WE" permit for the Searsville lot, you will need to pay for visitor parking on Electioneer Road.
Open year round (with the exception of University closures):
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Healing relationships with the landH
A course at Stanford Earth's educational farm aimed to create positive experiences with land while addressing the history and enduring effects of forced farm labor. Liberation Through Land: Organic Gardening and Racial Justice (Earthsys95) is offered in fall quarter.
“I think it’s harder for us knowing people are not able to be here when they want to be here," said Allison Bauer, facility and production coordinator at the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm. "We get calls from our volunteers all the time, and so I think hearing that is hard for us. We want them to be able to experience this place like us, too.”