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Who We Are, What We Do


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Marin Master Gardeners (MGs) are a trained group of 300+ volunteers who share their knowledge and skills with home gardeners and community organizations. Through educational outreach and community service, they work as non-paid staff members of the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), answering inquiries and providing research-based information on all areas of plant health and gardening practices to the public.

Our Mission

To extend research-based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices to the residents of Marin County.

What We Do

We focus on providing knowledge and information that promotes healthier plants, people, the environment and our community through:

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  • Answering home-owner gardening questions at the Help Desk and Farmer’s Markets
  • Conducting classes and other hands-on learning events like the Marin County Fair
  • Designing and implementing demonstration gardens that feature a variety of plants and growing environments like the ones at Falkirk in San Rafael
  • Write educational articles that appear weekly in the Marin Independent Journal, Patch and the Marin Master Gardener newsletter, The Leaflet
  • Conducting on-site garden evaluations (in conjunction with Marin Municipal Water District) for opportunities to reduce water use
  • Assisting in the development of community and school gardens

Our History

Our History

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