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O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm

The O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm is Open

The O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm has reopened gates, welcoming the public starting in the Summer of 2021 and currently remains open! Volunteer opportunities have resumed (with required registration) but are subject to cancelation; check our news page for up to date volunteering information.  General operating hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am-5:00pm.

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.

We can't wait for you to join us once again!

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


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. 

Stay informed

Learn what's happening @ the Farm!

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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

Images from a fraught year

Stanford Earth’s 2020 photo contest drew 156 photographs from faculty, students, and staff. The images captured experiences coping with COVID-19, as well as close encounters with nature from activities before the pandemic.

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Students learn new skills with scientist-in-training programs

Jennifer Saltzman discussed her role in the Bright STaRS program, which has been influential for scholars at Stanford Earth including Farm intern Claire Valva, local high schooler Michael Wucher and alumni Daniel Ibarra and Jason Stuckey.

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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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