Deer Hollow Farm is a 160 year-old historical ranch in Silicon Valley. Its mission is to support environmental education programs for our community. Open to the public, this nonprofit teaching farm welcomes 100,000+ visitors and thousands of students annually.

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports the Farm via fundraising, awareness efforts and fun events for families.

Winter Newsletter 2019 is out!

The year 2019 is closing in a few weeks and the “Friends” are reflecting on this season’s highlights at the Farm – including Outreach efforts, a White Barn update, and our funding report.

Dig in to learn more! 

 

For those who’ve subscribed to a hard copy, newsletters will be arriving soon in your mailbox.

Have a moment? Take this brief survey and let the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District know how they can improve your experience regarding public access to the Friends of Deer Hollow Farm.

Thank you!

 

We are inviting you and your family to celebrate the spooky spirit of Halloween at Deer Hollow Farm!

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

WHERE: GPS address – 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino, CA

$7 per person, $5 with costume
Children under 1 are FREE!
Come join the party, rain or shine!
Explore haunted barns, try your hand at children’s activities and crafts and of course, meet the residents of the Farm- sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, pigs and cows! Enjoy the Halloween season and help support the Farm.
All profits from this event will be used to provide care and feed for the livestock.

2019 Ohlone Day is happening soon! Save the date: Oct. 5!

Join us as we tour the Bay Area’s only replica Ohlone Village and participate in hands-on educational activities learning about the Ohlone way of life.

The event is held rain or shine and all ages are welcome to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here for the official flyer

$7 per person, children under 1 year old is Free!

It’s that time of the year again.

Applications for the annual school year field trip program is NOW OPEN!

Submit your registration form on or before Thursday, September 5 at 5:00 pm.

Please do note that space is limited and school groups are accepted in a lottery system.

A maximum of 70 students are allowed per visit so if you’re planning to register more than 70 students, kindly complete an additional form.

Click this link for more details. 

 

We are looking for a highly motivated, reliable, and skilled individual to join the Recreation Division for the position of Recreation Leader II at Deer Hollow Farm with the City of Mountain View.

You will join an enthusiastic and passionate team, supporting the School Year Program at Deer Hollow Farm.

This position assists with the daily needs of the environmental education classes held Tuesday- Friday mornings, with up to 29 hours per week.

What You Bring:

  • Equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade.
  • Valid California Driver License
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Have some work and/or volunteer experience in Recreation

Bonus Points:

  • One year of college level education
  • Strong understanding of local natural and cultural history
  • Experience working with youth and/or adults in an outdoor setting
  • Familiar with environmental education concepts
  • Experience working in a farm environment
  • Experience working with volunteers

Who You Are:

  • You have strong problem solving skills
  • You have the ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
  • You have a willingness to learn
  • You possess excellent communication skills
  • You know how to talk to people
  • You are enthusiastic about connecting youth to nature
  • You value volunteers and everything they bring to the table
  • You enjoy working in an outdoor environment
  • You are comfortable working around people of all ages, from youth to senior citizens
  • Working with livestock (goats, sheep, pigs, cows, chickens, ducks and rabbits) is exciting to you

What You’ll Do:

  • Teach outdoor environmental sciences, social studies, and history classes for elementary age students
  • Recruit, train and supervise adult volunteers
  • Prepare class materials and facilities for use by participants
  • Set-up and take- down related program materials and supplies
  • Ensure participants conform to the established policies and procedures
  • Act as a professional role model, mentor and leader to youth, co-workers and other adults
  • Encourage group and individual participation in recreation activities
  • Enforce guidelines and maintain a safe, clean, well-organized environment at all times
  • Provide exemplary customer service
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Submit your application online at www.calopps.org or to the Human Resources Division; City of Mountain View, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6309 or to the Recreation Division c/o Deer Hollow Farm, City of Mountain View, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View, CA 94040, (650) 903-6430.

 

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact the Recreation Division at (650) 903-6430. Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis. This recruitment may close at any time. The most appropriately qualified candidates will be invited to a department interview. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply early!

Directions, Hours

The farm is open to the public 8am to 4pm daily except: Mondays (closed) and Wednesdays, open 8am-1pm.