http://paloaltoonline.com/square/print/2013/11/28/farming-to-return-to-the-farm


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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.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 28, 2013, 10:04 AM

Comments

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


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!


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


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".


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!