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Around Marin County

  • UC Cooperative Extension Marin and Sonoma are hosting a Dairy Risk Management workshop, July 10th, 2014 at the 4-H Center in Rohnert Park. Click here for more information.

  • On Sunday, August 10, UC Cooperative Extension Marin will host a field trip for the National Ecological Society of America Conference taking place in Sacramento. A team of forest health, watershed, and agriculture advisors and staff will showcase the forests and farms of Marin County, including Muir Woods and Pt. Reyes National Seashore. The day concludes with a tasting of local products and presentations by David Lewis and Sally Gale at the Red Barn. For more information, contact Janice Alexander.

  • Interested in becoming an Urban Farmer? From backyard bees and chickens, to small farms in the city, a new UC ANR Urban Agriculture website has all the details on how to get started. http://ucanr.edu/UrbanAg

  • Thinking about applying for the 2015 Marin Master Gardener program? Click here for information, and mark your calendar with the following important dates:
    • 7/26/2014, 10am-1pm – Information available at Point Reyes Farmers Market
    • 8/21/2014, 2pm – Information session at UCCE Marin office, 1682 Novato Blvd, Suite 150, Novato
    • 8/23/2014, 10am-1pm – Information available at Point Reyes Farmers Market
    • 9/5/2014, 12 noon – Applications due
    • 9/30-10/2 & 10/6-7 – Applicant interviews at UCCE Marin Office

  • Grown Local Marin County is inviting retail stores to join! Be sure to look for the Grown Local Badge in Coopers Public MarketPalace MarketMarin French Cheese, and United Markets.

  • Visit the Marin County Fair  July 2nd - July 6th. Come visit our Master Gardner Booth and check out local Marin 4-H club projects in the exhibit hall as well as the livestock area.

  • The George Grossi & Son Dairy wins Dairy of the Year. The Grossi family will be awarded the Edward J. Maddalena trophy during the Sonoma County Fair Dairy Show on July 27th.

  • Measure B passed! This will help Marin Farmers Market have a permanent home at the Marin Civic Center.

  • Encourage more farms to accept CalFresh (food stamps) and help make our local community, food system, and economy healthier! From now until September 30, 2014, farmers can take advantage of a State program that provides certified farms with a FREE wireless EBT device valued at $1000 for use at farm stands, farmers markets, and CSAs. Learn more here.

  • Eggs! Check out the article by the Marin IJ about Marin's booming egg production.