I stopped by the Stanford Farm yesterday to see what was going on there. A lot, apparently.
The student garden section has taken off like wildfire, mostly thanks to a new, full-time staff member who coordinates gardening and education projects around campus. (Frankly, it sounds like a pretty sweet job.)
She showed me how the student garden has warp-sped into high production mode, supplying food for a weekly farm stand in the middle of campus. (The food is driven across campus in a tiny, electric truck.)
This quarter, 35 students were turned away from the on-site sustainable agriculture class, and there is discussion of moving the student section of the “farm” to a larger, more central location near the equestrian center. (Oh-so-convenient to all that manure, I imagine.)
Wow! Stanford is joining the sustainable food movement in some significant ways.