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The Edible Demo Garden at IVC Organic Farm & Garden

edg MMGs harvesting beets, PHOTO CREDIT
edg 1, Barbara Robertson

The 2100 sq ft Edible Demonstration Garden at Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden in Novato was designed and installed by UC Marin Master Gardeners in 2016 and is a hands-on teaching tool for UC MMG and the public.  The garden showcases sustainable agricultural practices while growing over 100 varieties of vegetables, flowers, fruit and herbs. 

What you can do at the Edible Demo Garden

Come visit and get your hands dirty!
Garden hours: Tuesday — Friday from 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Buy our sustainably-grown, organic produce
All produce grown in the garden meets the National Organic Program Standards and is sold at our farm stand or included in our CSA boxes.
The farm stand is open every Wednesday and Saturday at (Time)

Learn from our workshops:
• Offered on the third Saturday of most months, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
• Learn how to plant, maintain and harvest vegetables, identify and manage pests and problems.
• Check for upcoming workshops/events on our events calendar

Spring & Fall plant sales
Buy garden starts and other plants at our spring and fall sales!
Sign up to get notified of our upcoming sales through the Leaflet e-newsletter or look for announcements on our events calendar 

Guided Tours
Private educational tours and training are available to groups for a nominal fee. To schedule a private tour, contact us at EdibleDemoGarden@MarinMG.org

The Edible Demonstration Garden is located at College of Marin Indian Valley Campus, 1800 Ignacio Blvd, Novato CA 94949. 
Directions to Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden 

Come explore 6 distinct gardens at EDG

Raised Box Garden: The raised box garden consists of six redwood boxes that are planted with a mix of annuals, perennials and herbs. Beds are changed seasonally.

Straw Bale Garden: Growing food in straw bales is an example of container gardening with ergonomic benefits. Straw bales are in production March – October.

Perennial Garden: The perennial edible garden showcases edibles you will plant only once, or only once in many years. It showcases the concept of edible landscaping, growing in containers, and growing in raised fir boxes. Fruit trees and herbs grow in containers while greens, asparagus and berries are planted in raised box beds.

Exotic Spice Garden: UC Master Gardeners are experimenting with growing exotic spices including horseradish, paprika, ginger and turmeric.

Side rows: The center of the garden is flanked by sets of rows on either side: to the left of the garden (or south) are rows of beneficial flowers, rhubarb and perennial herbs; and to the right (or north) of the garden, are rows of annual and perennial vegetables. Perennial vegetables include tree collards, wild cabbage, and artichokes