The Enchanted Broccoli Forest (EBF) is one of the largest co-ops at Stanford! Named after one of the first all-vegetarian cookbooks, EBF is also a very omnivorous house. Residents contribute a lot to the operation and climate of the house, cooking delicious meals five times a week, keeping the bathrooms clean, and taking on special tasks like baking bread, making delicious desserts for the other residents in the house. Art (music, visual, etc.) plays a big role in the lives of many folks at EBF, and we're dedicated to creating a supportive and creative place for residents to do their thing.
It’s safe to say residents of EBF enjoy the finer aspects of life, and you’ll often see many folks out on the balconies and our back lawn when the weather’s nice. EBF is a very social house, bred out of the communal tasks that each resident performs each week (cooking or cleaning), and we have numerous social events to foster the community vibe. You also might have heard of our weekly, Wednesday night “Special Gathering of Special Friends. EBF is an awesome place on campus, where you’ll easily find a comfortable home, great people, and good times. Come check us out!
Information regarding mail and package delivery
Students living in Row Houses (Upper Row, Lower Row, Clusters 1, 2, or 3/Cowell) are strongly encouraged to follow the directions for the mail and package process provided on the Mail Delivery and Shipping page, as the PO Box address is each student’s official Stanford address and should be maintained during their entire undergraduate career. However, Row residents are also able to have mail packages delivered directly to their Row house by addressing mail and packages to the house's street address. Please be reminded that Student Housing/the University accepts no responsibility for packages sent to/delivered at individual residences.
Additional EBF Information
What is the coolest thing about your house & community?
Hey! So you wanna be cool? You don’t need to be cool. I don’t wanna be cool. You should just be you! Here at EBF, everyone believes friends are cool, and c’mon, what else do you need, kid?
What makes a successful EBF staff member?
Hey! So you wanna staff in EBF, huh? A successful EBF staff member must be fun loving, social, productive, and globo. We aim to create a fun loving society built on trust and love. As a result we need a staff that can be efficient and engaged in the community. Additionally, we need a staff member that is a team player who can help the other staff and help the staff work towards a being cohesive unit. One more thing: you must be willing to cut your pants into shorts.
Our house is meaningful to the Stanford community because…
Hey kid so wanna be meaningful to the Stanford community, huh? Our favourite event is creation day, where we use imaginative noodles to assemble and build things for the house. Good times for everyone.
Requirements to Qualify for Pre-Assignment
I understand that pre-assignment to EBF will REQUIRE the use of a TIER TWO housing choice.
EBF Requirements for Pre-Assignment
- Pre-Assignees must complete a work night and creation day at EBF or complete a makeup house job.
What you should know about EBF/Co-Op Life
We run the house: cooking, cleaning, general housekeeping, event organization. We have a jobs system in place to organize and divide the work. EBF no longer has a Theme Manager. We have 2 Kitchen managers and 1 Jobs Manager.
House chores make for a great community-building experience. It requires that students do their part and take responsibility for the house as a whole.
EBF is a co-op, a wonderful place. We run the house: cooking, cleaning, general housekeeping, event organization. We have a jobs system in place to organize and divide the work. House chores make for a great community-building experience. It requires that students do their part and take responsibility for the house as a whole.