Marin Master Gardeners
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Marin Master Gardeners

Advice to Grow By

The Marin County Fair is coming!

Friday June 30 - Tuesday July 4, 2017

2016 County Fair booth

This year’s Fair is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 “Summer of Love.” And we’re turning flower power into “Power to the Pollinators.” Can you dig it? This year’s tent is abuzz with plants that attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other important pollinators. Learn more here.


What's New in the Garden?

Pest of the Month - Wasps

Pest of the Month - Wasps

Did you know there are “good” wasps that are beneficial predators?

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Got garden questions?
Ask a Master Gardener...
CALL: (415) 473-4204
VISIT: UCCE Master Gardener Help Desk
1682 Novato Boulevard, Suite 150-B
Novato, CA 94947
Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - noon, and 1 - 4 p.m.

Seasonal Farmers Markets open in May. Visit a Master Gardener Help Desk at your local Farmers Market.
Click here for the schedule.

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Efficient Water Management

Tips for home & garden water savings 

drought key

Marin is currently drought free due to the recent abnormally high rains (Atmospheric Rivers). Yet drought - or at least a long hot and dry summer - are predicted, and we don't know what will happen this season in Marin. 
Efficient water usage is as critical during our rainy season as during our recent drought -- efficient water management is a constant California commitment. 
Learn more on MMWD's Drought Information page. Thank you for your cooperation!

Edible Demo Garden at Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden

Visit the newest UC Marin Master Gardeners demonstration garden at Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden. Bring your own bags to purchase produce at the Saturday Farm stand.


The Marin Master Gardeners are a dedicated, trained group of volunteers with a shared love of gardening and horticulture.  Through community service and educational outreach, they provide home gardeners and community organizations with the knowledge and skills to create a healthy environment for Marin County.  Since 1986, Marin Master Gardeners have worked as non-paid staff members of the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), answering public inquiries and providing information on all areas of plant health and gardening practices.

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