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Stanford Farmers club reinvents vision, changes name to Stanford Roots

The student group’s new name comes with a refocused mission to center the importance of human connection to land and indigenous knowledge in agricultural systems.

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Turning theory into practice

Mechanical engineering students use the Stanford farm as a testing ground for environmental solutions.

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From Stanford farm to U.S. Congress

Riya Mehta, Earth Systems ’18, is using her degree to help inform agricultural policy in Washington, D.C.

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Stanford's O'Donohue farm connects community with small-scale agriculture

"Slowing down and working with your hands and being connected to the earth in that way is very important," says farm volunteer Mark Ferguson. "It's easy to forget that nature is all around us."

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PastureMap: Creating a More Sustainable Steak

Americans like their burgers. In 2016, they ate an average of 55.6 pounds of beef per person, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, up from 54 pounds the year before.

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Stanford barn receives architecture award

Stanford Earth received a 2019 American Institute of Architects Design Award from the San Francisco chapter for the barn at the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm.

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Perspectives from the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm

Ever wondered why Stanford is affectionately called “The Farm?” Stanford actually has its roots in farming. The Stanfords’ founding grant decreed that “a farm for instruction in agriculture” should forever be maintained on university lands.

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Science students make art to reflect on their time at Stanford

Earth systems student Alex Nguyen-Phuc, ’18 created an eight-course dinner as a final project for The Senior Reflection, a year-long course that culminates in a work of art that explores a scientific topic.

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Stanford Educational Farm hosts class sessions from across campus

Stanford Earth aims to draw more than 1,000 students from multiple majors for field learning every year at its working farm, complete with animals and crops.

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