The O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm will be reopening our gates, welcoming the public beginning July 12, 2021! Volunteer opportunities will resume (with required registration) on July 14th. General operating hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am- 5:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm.
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.
We can't wait for you to join us once again!
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) entrance.
Parking: 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 for parking.
Open year round (with the exception of University closures):
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
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.”