The O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm will be reopening, welcoming the public beginning July 12, 2021! Volunteer opportunities will resume with required registration on July 14th. 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!
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This year the farm featured 29 varieties of cut flowers - dahlias and sunflowers, celosia and asters, snapdragons and amaranth - many in shades of Cardinal red. We provided sustainably grown seasonal blooms for campus events. In addition to gracing many a campus table, these flowers provide habitat for beneficial insects that help control crop pests, and nectar for our resident bee hives.
Join us for our open volunteer hours!
If you an individual or group of 5 or less join us during some of our drop in volunteer hours:
- Tuesdays 8:30am - 11:00am
- Thursdays 8:30am - 11:00am
- Saturdays 9:30am - 4:00pm
Should you have a group of 5 or more interested in volunteering we ask you to contact our program's coordinator at least two weeks prior to the date on which you would like to volunteer. We can not accommodate groups of 5 or more during our regular drop in sessions and require groups to schedule a separate time during the week.
Volunteers help keep the farm running. Tuesday and Thursday mornings we harvest fresh produce for campus dining halls. Farm tasks on other days may include keeping our fields free of weeds and rocks, planting new crop rotations, deadheading flowers, teaming up on irrigation, composting, mulching, and having a great time getting dirty. We ask that volunteers come prepared with close-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty! We have gloves and tools for all.
ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE A WAIVER.
As we grow, our programs will grow with us. Check back in Spring 2019 for workshops on pruning, propagation and more. Workshops will be open to the public, with enrollment preference given to Stanford students, faculty and staff.
Please check back for future workshops.