The Stanford Community Farm, a one-acre field located on the outskirts of campus, has implemented moisture-trapping gardening techniques in order to mitigate water usage, in response to the ongoing shortage of rainfall throughout California.
On any given Saturday, if you run into Mike and Philip, you‘re likely to find them covered in dirt. My friends recently dug into a new pursuit: gardening. At present, this means incubating delicate seedlings on windowsills while they haul bags of topsoil from garden store to garden plot, adding nutrients and substrate for their future vegetables.
In 2000, spurred by an increase in the number of recreational users of the area, Stanford’s Land Use and Environmental Planning Department decided to implement a new conservation and land use plan, with the goal of trying to minimize human impact on the area. This September marks the 10th anniversary of the Dish’s environmental plan.