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Welcome to the Stanford Farmers!

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

[Past Event] 1st Winter Meeting + Youth-Education/Gut-Microbiome Workshop

 

Hi folks!

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/

Best,
Alex Maben (Webmaster & runner of this workshop)


Original Message:

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!

[Past Event] Thank you for those came to last October’s Harvest Festival! (better late than never)

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)!

[Past Event] Stanford Farmers Kick-Off Info Session + Pizza Workshop This Saturday 9/26 [RSVP at Facebook Link]

Hi all,

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!

https://www.facebook.com/StanfordFarmers/

Thank you!