As excited as we were, it breaks our hearts to say that the Spring Tours scheduled for March 21 and April 18 are cancelled. In addition, the Farm itself will also be closed to the public until further notice.
The County’s Health Officer, Dr. Sara Cody, announced on Thursday, March 5, that 20 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Santa Clara County. And we are likely to see more. To protect the health of the community and stop the spread of the virus, the Public Health Department is recommending postponing or canceling mass gatherings and large community events where large numbers of people are within arm’s length of one another. When large gatherings can’t be avoided, anyone who is sick or in a vulnerable category should not attend. Earlier this week, Dr. Cody provided new guidelines to protect people who are at a higher risk of serious illness from the virus.
We here at Deer Hollow Farm prioritize everyone’s health and safety due to the current COVID-19 situation. As this situation develops, we will continue take proactive steps to continue operate safely and effectively. We are wishing you all the very best during this time. Thank you for understanding.
Stay safe and healthy, everyone!
Farm reopens Friday, February 21. Farm Tour operations are underway.
See you soon!
As you may be aware of, there was a mountain lion incident in the Preserve last Sunday involving a young child, who sustained minor injuries. As a result, the Preserve will be closed for the indefinite future as they seek out the offending cat. While they are actively trying to catch it, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space authority does not want anyone coming into the preserve. We have been requested to close the Farm to all volunteers as well until further notice.
Please stay tuned via email or social media for any updates. We are hopeful we will be able to invite you back by last week of February! Fingers crossed they are able to resolve it smoothly and quickly!
UPDATE: Farm reopens Friday, February 21.
You’re invited to the Spring Farm Tours 2020!
Get up close and personal with the goats, chickens, rabbits, sheep, and cows at Deer Hollow Farm.
Take a walk in our teaching garden and explore our historic barns.
When: March 21, Saturday. From 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Entrance fee is $7 for ages 1 and up.
Proceeds of the event will benefit farm programs and 100+ farm animals!
See you soon?
P.S. Farm will be closed for this event and parking will be impacted, so please try to carpool or arrange to be dropped off/picked up, etc.
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.
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.
WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
WHERE: GPS address – 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino, CA
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.
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:
Who You Are:
What You’ll Do:
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!
The farm is open to the public 8am to 4pm daily except: Mondays (closed) and Wednesdays, open 8am-1pm.