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O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm

Farm Closure due to COVID-19

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.

Welcome to our educational farm

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.

What we do

Educate

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

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Engage

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

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Grow

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) 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.

Operating Hours

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

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm

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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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News related to Stanford O'Donohue Family Educational Farm

Farm adjusts to shifting food supply chain in the midst of a pandemic

“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.”

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Farm donates extra produce to soup kitchen during pandemic

Although the farm still sends produce to Lakeside Dining and Stanford Catering on campus, its main beneficiary is now Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen – a local nonprofit soup kitchen.

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Stanford Farmers club reinvents vision, changes name to Stanford Roots

The student group’s new name comes with a refocused mission to center the importance of human connection to land and indigenous knowledge in agricultural systems.

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Turning theory into practice

Mechanical engineering students use the Stanford farm as a testing ground for environmental solutions.

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