Hello! Welcome to the Stanford Farmers club website. We are happy that you are interested in getting involved with seminars, volunteering/field-work, and social activities at the Stanford O’Donohue Farm.
For the most timely updates & notifications on our upcoming events, please visit/follow our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/StanfordFarmers/
See our blog posts below to explore past & upcoming events.
As a brief overview, we are a student-led organization founded in 2017 that collaborates closely with the Stanford Farm’s visionary leader Dr. Patrick Archie & head coordinator Jessica Gonzales to create an array of activities for students, university affiliates, and the general local community. Previous events have included “Weeding and Wellness,” “Mushroom Log Exploration,” and a more informal “Get to Know the Farm” student luncheon.
We also have open drop-in volunteering hours from 8:30 to 11 AM every Tuesday and Thusday, and from 9:30 AM to 4 PM every Saturday. These provide an informal, fun, and engaging way to get your hands in the dirt! These triweekly workdays are open to everybody–regardless of previous agriculture/gardening experience, whether it is late in the quarter/school-year, or if you don’t know any other farm volunteers, please feel free to head on over! Just remember to bring some work clothes (i.e. clothes you are okay with getting dirty), close-toed shoes, and a smile. We will provide the gloves/tools and an inclusive, collaborative farming environment.
Note: For groups of more than 5 who want to volunteer, we ask that you contact us first (see our “Contact Us” page) for logistic reasons.
Link to the general Stanford O’Donohue Farm Page: https:\\farm.stanford.edu
Thank you everybody for coming to our first meeting + workshop. We had a huge turnout, some fantastic conversations, and some super cool snacks (I brought some surprise natto😀). I know some of you were inquiring about that Youtube Gut Microbiome animation I made, so here’s the link https://youtu.be/U_kwRZsZ2VU.
Also, keep in mind my cartoon was aimed towards a elementary/middle school audience, so if you watch it, I recommend doing it at 2X speed 😄
Also, in case any of you are interested in exploring the research side of gut microbiome science further, I recommend starting with the infographics of the World Gut Microbiota scientific research organization here https://www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com/en/resources/
Alex Maben (Webmaster & runner of this workshop)
The Stanford Farmers is having our first meeting on this upcoming Saturday, January 12th from 11:30 – 12:30 at the Stanford O’Donohue Educational Farm (by the picnic benches). The nitty-gritty of this meeting are further detailed in the email sent today to the Stanford Farmers mailing list, but to give a quick summary, it will consist of a short ~10 minute general info session, followed by a ~50-minute, hands-on, interactive workshop session on gut-microbiome science (the minor focus) and youth curriculum development (the bigger focus)! We hope to see you there! Please RSVP on our Facebook Page!
Better late than never, but we wanted to provide a quick update on that Harvest Festival we had last October, especially now that our pictures came in! We had 300 people roll through, and it was a big success! We’ll be having similarly exciting events to be on the lookout (it’ll be posted on Facebook, our website, and our Stanford mailing list)!
I hope everybody has had a wonderful summer. We will be kicking off the new school year with a info session + pizza making workshop this Saturday 9/29 at the Stanford Farm from 2-4 PM.
Please RSVP with our Event Item on the Stanford Facebook Page (link below) if you are interested/planning on coming!
On March 10th, Stanford students and affiliates had a great time learning about mushrooms from Nic Romano, a Stanford Earth Systems major who specializes in fungi studies.
For the eventbrite RSVP, see: https://goo.gl/mUWnSThttps://goo.gl/mUWnST