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Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday
8:00am – 1:00pm

(Animal Viewing 9:00am – 3:00pm)

Phone: (650)903-6430
Fax: (650) 965-4559

Deer Hollow Farm


 

About Deer Hollow Farm
The 150 year-old Farm is an educational center where the public, school classes, and community groups can observe and participate in a historic working farm. In the tradition of a working homestead,  the Farm produces food on-site, such as fresh eggs and seasonal orchard produce which are for sale when available.

Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour and learn about the history of the Farm. The friendly farm animals, a garden and orchard are available for viewing during regular Farm hours. Note, the buildings and pens are closed to the general public. Visitors may also explore 24-miles of trails in the surrounding Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve.

For information about public events, contact the Friends of Deer Hollow Farm by email at
info@fodhf.org or visit http://www.fodhf.org/.   

Picnic tables are available at the north end of the Farm. Be prepared to remove all garbage as there are no garbage cans at the Farm or Preserve. Permits are required for groups of 20+ people. For permits, call the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District at (650) 691-1200.

For more information about the Farm, call (650) 903-6430 or email deerhollowfarm@mountainview.gov 
 
 


School Year Classes



Nearly 5,500 elementary students (K-5th grade) participate in the Farm’s environmental education program each school year. Volunteer teaching docents lead small groups of students through the farm and garden, the surrounding wilderness preserve, and a replica Ohlone Village.    

Available Classes (The 2012-13 school year program has been filled):
·         Farm and Garden (K)
·         Fleece and Milk (1st grade)
·         Life Science Hike (2nd grade and up)
·         Ohlone Habitat (3rd grade)
·         Ohlone Village (4th grade and up). 


2013-14 School Year Registration 

A lottery system is used during the school year registration process, registration forms must be received by Monday, September 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm. Forms can be dropped off, faxed, mailed or emailed:

Mail or drop off: 
Mountain View Community Center 
Attn: Deer Hollow Farm 
201 S. Rengstroff Ave 
Mountain View, CA 94040
Fax: (650) 965-4559
Email: deerhollowfarm@mountainview.gov 

A Registration Form must be completed for each trip to Deer Hollow Farm.  For example, if  three classes from the same school, totaling 65 students or less, are signing up on the same day for the same class—only one form is needed. If you are planning to register more than 65 students please complete an additional form with another Teacher’s information.

Registration Form
Frequently Asked Questions
School Year Calendar

For additional questions please contact Deer Hollow Farm at (650) 903-6430 or email deerhollowfarm@mountainview.gov


Summer Camps



During the summer, an additional 400 children participate in week-long day camps. Activities include farm demonstrations, hikes in the preserve, crafts, games, and a night of sleeping under the stars for campers 5th grade and older.

During the summer, an additional 400 children participate in week-long day camps. Activities include farm demonstrations, hikes in the preserve, crafts, games, and a night of sleeping under the stars for campers 5th grade and older.

General Camp Information:
DHF Summer Camp Brochure 2014
Ages 6-9
Ages 10-12
Ages 12-14                                                 

Download the 2014 Summer Recreation Activity Guide (page 7) for camp dates, times and cost. For information on how to register call the Recreation Division Office at
(650) 903-6331.  

 
                                                                    


Volunteer Opportunities



Volunteers are a very special part of the Farm in all aspects of the program. Volunteers must be 14 years or older and be able to support the Farm at least one day per month. Livestock volunteers are needed one day each week. Opportunities include teaching school year classes, caring for the small garden and orchard, maintenance projects, sharing information with weekend visitors, feeding the livestock and cleaning pens. During the summer program, high school interns assist camp counselors and learn leadership skills. For more information about the Volunteer program contact Deer Hollow Farm.



Funding



Farm programs are managed by the City’s Recreation Division, with additional funding from the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, Santa Clara County, and the non-profit Friends of Deer Hollow Farm, and from the Town of Los Altos Hills and the City of Cupertino.  Donations to support the livestock program are always welcome!


Directions
The Farm is located in the Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, nestled in the foothills of Los Altos.

  1. Exit 280 at Foothill Expressway/Grant Road.
  2. Follow the signs to Rancho San Antonio County Park.
  3. Turn right onto Cristo Rey Drive, within a ¼-mile from the 280 off-ramp.
  4. Follow Cristo Rey Drive for 1-mile to the roundabout circle. Take the second roundabout exit to continue on Cristo Rey Drive.
  5. Turn left into the entrance of Rancho San Antonio County Park.
  6. Park at any of the five parking lots. The Farm is a leisurely 1-mile walk into the Preserve.


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