Tue08192014

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Deer Hollow Farm spring tours begin Saturday


Courtesy of Elizabeth Montgomery
Children and adults make friends with the animals at Deer Hollow Farm. Spring tours, fundraisers for the farm, begin Saturday.

The nonprofit Friends of Deer Hollow Farm has scheduled spring farm tours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 and May 17 at the farm, located in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve.

Visitors can view the animals, tour the historical farm buildings and walk through the blossoming gardens. The farm is a flat, 1-mile walk from the main parking lot to the preserve, off Cristo Rey Drive in Los Altos.

“(The tours) have always been very popular and well attended by Los Altos families,” said Friends of Deer Hollow Farm member Elizabeth Montgomery, a Los Altos resident. “They give folks a chance to visit the livestock in their pens, stroll the grounds, tour century-old farm buildings, view the bountiful garden and learn about homestead farming as it was practiced 150 years ago.”

Montgomery said visitors may also see the new baby goats and Luna the cow and her year-old calf, Roxie.

The tour includes a trip to the farm’s nature center for interactive activities and hands-on learning. The Friends’ merchandise booth will be open. Purchases are via cash or check only.

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, Santa Clara County, private donors and the cities of Mountain View, Los Altos Hills and Cupertino fund Deer Hollow Farm operations.

Tour admission is $7. Children under 1 are free. Proceeds support the farm and its programs.

For more information, visit fodhf.org.

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