Grown in Marin
University of California
Grown in Marin

Education Programs

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Agricultural Institute of Marin
AIM's Eat Local 101 Education Programs inform and inspire eaters looking for a deeper connection to the people and places the grow their food. Their programs include seasonal tastings, chef demonstrations, and interactive displays on healthy eating and greening your farmers' market experience. AIM also offers Farmers Market Tours for Schoolsat the Thursday Marin Civic Center Farmers Market. Choose to attend a market orientation, participate in a self-guided farmers’ market treasure hunt, or take a tour with a AIM market manager.

Agricultural Institute for Teachers
Bring the extensive natural and cultural wonders of local Marin agriculture into your classroom! While visiting ranches and farms and sampling some of our Marin grown products and foods, you will deepen your understanding of Marin and the world around you while discovering multidisciplinary lessons that integrate with your everyday curriculum.

Devil's Gulch Ranch
This diversified family farm located in Nicasio, CA, provides agriculture and nature educational to diverse communities, both locally and globally, including a Summer Day Camp at their ranch that focuses on connecting children with nature and farming.

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Farm Day
A County-wide celebration of local agriculture for children, teachers, and families.

Green Gulch Farm Zen Center
San Francisco Zen Center's Green Gulch Farm offers public education programs in the Farm, Garden, & Watershed.

Headlands Institute
A campus of NatureBridge, Headlands Institute is a non-profit educational partner of Golden Gate National Park. They inspire youth with a passion for nature and the desire to care for the environment.

Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden
The Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden, a collaborative between Conservation Corps North Bay, College of Marin, and UCCE Marin, is a 5.8 acre certified organic education farm and garden located at College of Marin's Indian Valley Campus. The Farm & Garden's programs include hands-on agriculture and food systems education for middle and high school students; training the next generation of sustainable agriculture and horticultural professionals; green jobs training for young people; community learning opportunities; and affordable organic produce.

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Marin Art & Garden Center 
MAAGC  is a vibrant community resource that supports the arts, horticulture, history, and environmental conservation. Their Environmental Education Program promotes awareness of nature and understanding of ecological systems. Through the use of demonstration gardens as educational sites, children and adults explore the importance of habitat, conservation, and stewardship.

Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program
MCSTOPPP provides educational tools for understanding your local watershed. Their Resources for Teachers and Schools and Publications and Websites for Kids include free coloring books, activity guides, plant cards, composting guides, diorama, and puppet shows.They also offer public Workshops & Events.

Regenerative Design Institute
RDI is a non-profit educational organization with the vision that all people can live in a mutually enhancing relationship with the earth. Through their programs and courses, they teach the skills and technology people need to become community leaders and create healthy solutions to the current environmental crisis.

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Slide Ranch
Locate on the dramatic Marin coast, Slide Ranch connects visitors with the natural world and teaches kids about their interdependence with the environment. They offer hands-on weekday and overnight farm workshops primarily attended by school children and community groups in the spring and fall, as well as a summer camp. Organic gardens, goats, sheep, chickens and ducks, along with numerous coastal trails, tide-pools and pocket beaches, provide an ideal outdoor venue for teaching about healthy foods, healthy living, and environmental awareness.

Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed
A project of the Point Reyes Bird Observatory, the STRAW projects works with ranchers and private land owners to restore riparian and other habitat within Bay Area watersheds.


Walker Creek Ranch Marin County Outdoor School

Operated by the Marin County Office of Education, this program 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.

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