Town Square

Post a New Topic

Farming to return to The Farm

Original post made on Dec 1, 2013

Stanford University plans to bring farming back to The Farm. The 4-acre farm is in some ways a by-product of the university's desire to increase its student housing.

This story contains 537 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments (5)

Like this comment
Posted by Arne Stokstad
a resident of University South
on Dec 1, 2013 at 9:42 am

Patrick, what a wonderful surprise to see your name in this article! I can't think of a better person for the job. Congratulations and good luck with the new farm. -Arne


Like this comment
Posted by Susan Stansbury
a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 3, 2013 at 10:44 am

Yea, Patrick and Pamela Madsen! I agree with the previous commenter that the farm is bound to be a success with Patrick's leadership!


Like this comment
Posted by Cid Young
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2013 at 11:24 am

Kool!
Will there be classes for the public regarding sustainable practices, or will the outreach be for students of earth sciences only?
-Cid Young
Moss Beach


Like this comment
Posted by Cedric de La Beaujardiere
a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 4, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Cedric de La Beaujardiere is a registered user.

For some reason, the article does not mention the existing farm at Web Link . This is right near the proposed farm (it is not the mentioned gardens near SLAC). The existing one is what I've always thought of as "The Farm", and it is not clear how, if at all, this would be affected by their new "The Farm".


Like this comment
Posted by What would Leland want?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

Strange that they eliminated Leland Stanford's beloved horse pasture in 2001, and then downsized his equestrian center in 2005.

Oh yeah, that was John Arrillaga's doing!


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Nobu confirmed to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 18,681 views

And one more makes three
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 5,546 views

Secretary of Plate
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,912 views

New York College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 999 views

Family Planning: Both Agree Before Getting Pregnant
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 639 views

 

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.

DONATE HERE