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O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm

Welcome to our educational farm

The O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm is Stanford's living laboratory for hands-on learning in sustainable agriculture. We utilize 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 spaces also provide faculty and students with hands-on learning opportunities agroecology, engineering, and more.

If you would like to experience the farm, we encourage you to visit during our general operating hours on Mondays through Fridays from 8:00am- 6:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am-5:00pm. Or attend one of our bi-weekly volunteer opportunities (with required registration).

COVID-19: While we are taking measures to enhance the safety of our visitor and employees, an inherent risk of exposure to and infection with COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, and a visit to a Stanford Educational Farm may still pose a risk to your safety. By visiting The Stanford Educational Farm, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure of COVID-19. Vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks while at the farm unless distances cannot safely be managed.


What we do


We provide hands-on learning experiences and student research opportunities in sustainable small-scale and urban agriculture.

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We offer workshops, volunteer opportunities, wellness courses and a space for student sustainability groups.

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We grow food, flowers and a new generation of leaders in sustainability.

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How to find us and our operating hours

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Satellite view of the Farm

Address: 175 Electioneer Road Stanford, CA 94305

Entrance: The best place to enter the farm is from the Searsville Lot (L-22) entrance. Please note Fremont Rd. is closed to traffic.

Parking: Payment is required, please read signs carefully. If you have a "C" or "WE" permit parking is available in the Searsville lot/ L-22. If you do not have a prepaid permit, download and use the ParkMobile mobile application to pay or parking.

Operating Hours: Open year round (with the exception of University closures):

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Sundays: Closed

Volunteer information: Visit our engage tab. Due to COVID restrictions, registration is required and sessions are subject to cancelation. 

Farm FAQs

Questions?  See our FAQs. 

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Healing relationships with the land

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.

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