AIM offers a variety of tours at the Thursday Marin Civic Center Farmers Market. You may choose to attend a market orientation, participate in a self-guided farmers market treasure hunt, or take a tour with a AIM market manager.
Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden
Indian Valley organic Farm & Garden is a 5.8 acre certified organic education farm and garden located at College of Marin's Indian Valley Campus. To schedule a tour or for more information, contact the Farm Coordinator, Jenna Brager, at 415-720-2051. To set up a student work day on the farm, contact Marin Organic.
The Farm Field Studies Program is offered by Marin Organic and Marin Agricultural Land Trust.
The Program provides opportunities for K-12 students to visit local organic farms and ranches including vegetable farms, dairies, beef and sheep ranches. Farm educators are also available to come into classrooms for half hour presentations to prepare students for their farm visit. Registration for fall and spring tours opens August 15th, 2012 at www.marinorganic.org/farmfieldstudies. Please download a registration form and return to Marin Organic to begin the process. For further information contact Constance Washburn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-663-9667 x 104.
Slide Ranch is a teaching farm located at a historic coastal dairy in the Marin Headlands. Organic gardens, goats, sheep, and chickens, alond with numerous coastal trails, tide-pools and pocket beaches, provide an ideal outdoor venue for teaching about healthy foods, healthy living and environmental awareness. Hands-on weekday and overnight farm workshops are offered for all ages.
Students participate in professional restoration projects on ranches, farms, school grounds, and other public lands. They also apply and deepen their knowledge of academic subjects through exploring creek ecology and hydrology, bird and aquatic insect studies, water quality monitoring, mapping, native plants, and nature writing and art with the assistance of STRAW staff and partners.
The Marin County Outdoor School at Walker Creek Ranch
Operated by the Marin County Office of Education, the Marin County Outdoor School at Walker Creek Ranch provides hands-on, field-based activities correlated to core State science standards curriculum. Situated on a 1700-acre former dairy ranch, they offer 4- or 5-day residential programs geared to 5th and 6th grade students. Older and younger age groups are considered, based on availability.