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O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm

Events

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.

Today's Weather @ the Farm

O'Donohue Family Educational Farm

Conference room at the farm

Want to reserve farm space for an event or class?

To inquire about reserving space at the farm for your academic class or Stanford sponsored event, please fill out our form below. 

Event Inquiry

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Need Flowers for Your Event?

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.

Order Flowers

Volunteer Hours

Heavy rain cancels

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.

Complete Waiver Form

Workshops

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.

Barn at the O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm

Questions?

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