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O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm

FAQs

When will the farm reopen following the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The farm is reopening to the public beginning on July 12th, 2021 with volunteering resuming on July 14th (registration is required). Those interested in visiting the farm can expect the gates to be open from 8:30am-5:00pm Monday through Friday and from 9:00am through 12:00pm on Saturdays. Masks are not required for vaccinated individuals.

I would like to volunteer, what do I need to know?

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO VOLUNTEER. Please sign up using this link.

Pick a day that works best for you; we have opportunities to volunteer every Wednesday from 9:00am -12:00pm and Saturdays from 9:30am- 11:30pm (please check our calendar for cancelations before coming out; we update this as late an hour before each of our events). 

Be sure to wear closed toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. We will be working outside the entire time so also be sure to be dressed to face elements such as full sun, wind, dew/rain etc.

COVID-19 Guidance for Volunteers: 

  • If presenting COVID-19 symptoms, please DO NOT enter the Farm
  • While we are taking measures to enhance the safety of our patrons 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.
  • Volunteers need to complete the Stanford Visitor: Daily COVID-19 Health Attestation. Copies of the completed attestation will be sent to the volunteer and the Farm contact. 
  • Volunteers planning a regular presence are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • If a volunteer tests positive for COVID-19, within 10 days of being onsite, they must complete the General COVID-19 Case Reporting Form.
  • Volunteers coming to a Stanford campus from outside of California must meet one of the following criteria: 1) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 2) receive a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival onsite, or 3) remain off campus for minimum of 10 days and within the state prior to arrival onsite. 
  • Masks are not required for those who have been fully vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated we require that you continue to wear a mask when on site. 

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE A WAIVER AND THE COVID-19 ATTESTATION.

Stanford Visitor: COVID-19 Health Attestation

Complete Waiver Form

Do you offer tours? If so what can I expect?

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ALL TOURS HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD

Please watch our calendar for information about upcoming public tours. Occasionally we do not offer on-going tours (typically in the summer) and tours must be scheduled by appointment only. Tours can last anywhere from 20-60 minutes. During the tour you will learn more about the past, present, and future of the farm, as well as more information about our facilities and farming practices.

Book a Tour

Is there parking?

satellite map of farm
Satellite view of the Farm

Yes, there is a fee on M-F from 8am-4pm unless you have a C or WE permit. Use the Parkmobile application to pay for parking.

Parking: Please park in L-22. The parking along Electioneer Rd. is no longer available (as of 7/12/21).If you do not have a "C" or "WE" permit for the Searsville lot, you will need to pay for visitor parking via park mobile.

Entrance: The best place to enter the farm is from the Searsville Lot (L-22) entrance.

For more information, please see the Parking and Transportation website.

Can I bring my class for a field trip?

The Stanford Educational Farm currently only offers field trips for Stanford University courses. If you would like to bring your undergraduate or graduate class for an academic field trip to the farm please contact Patrick Archie at jparchie@stanford.edu.

We work with a very small number of elementary and high school classes through our undergraduate education program and are not able to offer field trips for high school classes at this time. We highly recommend Hidden Villa, the HEAL Project, and Veggielution.

How do I buy flowers or produce?

Flower Sales are currently on hold due to low inventory, please check back in late Winter 2022.

Currently over 75% of the food sold by the farm is sold back to campus entities.

Flower arrangements come in mason jars, small (16oz.) and large (64oz.). At this time we are only providing service Monday through Friday on the Stanford Main campus. Delivery is available for a small fee. To place an order or for more information please fill out the order form.

Order Flowers

I have feathery or furry pets that need a new home, will the farm take them? 

Unfortunately, the farm is unable to take on any additional animals. 

 

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