Saturdays, August 5 to November 4, 2017
1055 Dunford Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Starting August 4, 2017, Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) will assume management of the Farm, located on the Peterson Middle School site. The Farm was formerly leased to Sustainable Community Gardens to run their Full Circle Farm program. The Farm will undergo several phases as it develops into an aspirational outdoor education space able to meet the future needs of SCUSD students.
During the Community Conversations on June 1 regarding the transition, the community expressed an interest in SCUSD continuing to provide opportunities for community members to volunteer their time and talent to support the Farm. Starting Saturday, August 5 until November 4, community members will have the opportunity to do drop-in volunteering from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday in the garden area of the Farm. Volunteers will be able to take home harvested fruits and vegetables.
On volunteer days:
Enter the garden area through the Dunford Way gate nearest the garden area. The gate will be marked with a sign.
SCUSD staff will be on site to help organize activities and provide tools.
Activities include harvesting, weeding, composting, digging, tidying, and sharing garden knowledge with other volunteers.
Bring sunscreen, hat, water, snacks and/or a lunch, closed toed shoes, garden gloves, and a bag or basket to bring home harvested food.
Stay in touch!
Our next Community Conversation will be in late September, stay tuned for date, time, and more information!
We look forward to seeing your campers soon at our famous Food + Farm Camp
Free Flying Falcons, Soaring Hawks and Chirping Chickadees – it’s going to be a great summer!
We’re excited to present a wonderful opportunity to become garden scientists, expert pizza makers and enjoy the great outdoors.
On June 1, Santa Clara Unified School District hosted a community information and feedback session at Peterson Middle School. There were more than 80 people in attendance at the meeting, including community members, parents, and students. Attendees heard about the past, present, and the future for the 11-acre site. Following the presentation, attendees took part in small group discussions around four topics: educational vision, volunteer opportunities, community accessibility, and community and business partnerships.
If you missed the event, or wish to provide feedback and comments about the future of the farm, please click HERE to complete the community survey. Feedback from the meeting and this survey will be used by the farm planning team and educational services staff as planning for the immediate, interim, and long-term programs progresses.
For updates and more info about the farm, please refer to the SCUSD website below:
Full Circle Farm is an urban education farm project of Sustainable Community Gardens (SCG), a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to the renewal of local, sustainable food systems.
There is a need for fundamental change in the way that we grow, get, and eat our food. Full Circle Farm represents a shift toward food systems that are local, fresh, and sustainable. Diversified, intensively managed crops and orchards grow on our eleven acre site next to Peterson Middle School in Sunnyvale, California. Through our stewardship of this land, we honor our rich agricultural past while demonstrating how powerfully abundant our agricultural future can and should be.
Please help support the daily operations of the farm!
Hours of Operation
Education Garden Volunteering
WED & SAT 10am-dusk
*FINAL DAY SAT July 15, 2017
ALL AGES WELCOME
Enter at WEST GATE located at 955 Dunford Way, Sunnyvale. Nearest cross street is Oriole Ave.
Production Farm Volunteering
We are now closed to the public for general walk-in volunteers. Thanks to all for their support and hard work over the last 10 years! We gratefully appreciate it and will miss your happy enthusiasm :)
*PLEASE NOTE: We will continue to book in groups that wish to volunteer with clean-up and maintenance until late July 2017. Please email info@fullcirclesunnyvale to book your group in with Bob Browne.
VISITOR HOURS (weather permitting)
WED & SAT
Education Volunteer Garden
10am - Dusk
Enter via WEST GATE Santa Clara Unified School District has decided not to exercise the 10 year Lease renewal option with Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale. Therefore FCF's current Lease expires on July 31, 2017. Santa Clara Unified School District will take over the property on August 5, 2017. As a result, the education gardens will be closing at the end of day on Saturday July 15, 2017. Groups will not be scheduled in the garden after Saturday June 24, 2017.
The Santa Clara Unified School District has not informed us of their volunteer activity schedule once they take over management of the farm.
All general enquiries please email us firstly: