Marin Master Gardeners
University of California
Marin Master Gardeners

Speakers’ Bureau

Speakers' Bureau
What is the Speakers’ Bureau?
It is a service provided by UC Marin Master Gardeners, who present research-based programs to garden clubs, business and civic organizations, neighborhood associations, schools and other groups on a variety of topics from the world of horticulture, sustainable gardening practices and more. Programs may include slide presentations and, for some subjects, demonstration and hands-on formats.

Who will my speaker be?
Programs are presented by UC Marin Master Gardener volunteers with knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm about the subjects on which they speak. A brief speaker biography will be provided in advance, if desired, for use in your publicity.

What topics are available?
Below is a list of current programs. If you don’t see a specific topic of interest, please contact us.

• About Succulents
• Alliums: Onions and Garlic and Leeks, Oh My!
• Basic Backyard Composting
• Basic Pruning
• Climate, Climate Change and The Gardener
• Composting for Gold
• Contributing to a Healthy Community in Your Garden
• Creating a Haven for Wildlife
• Designing Edible Landscapes
• Edible Flowers - Beyond the Beauty
• Exploring Plant Life on Ring Mountain
• Fall to Winter Vegetable Gardening
• Gardening During Drought
• Gardening with California Natives
• Getting to the Root of the Matter
• Habitat Gardening: Bring Birds, Bees & Butterflies to Your Yard
• Herbs for All Seasons
• Hillside Gardening 101
• Hydroponics
• Invasives: More than just Bugs and Blooms
• Keeping Varmints at Bay
• Late Summer/Fall Vegetable Gardening
• Mid-Summer Vegetable Gardening
• Mini-Succulent Gardens
• Nuts!
• Pruning Roses and Basic Rose Care
• Talking Tomatoes
• The Secret Lives of Bees
• Vegetable Gardening: Basics and Challenges
• Water: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
• Wisteria Pruning

What else do I need to know?
Talks typically run 45 to 60 minutes, with time for questions and answers. We may not be able to fill requests for groups of less than 15 people. Please contact us at least one month in advance for any speaker request.

Call: (415) 473-4204 or email:

Webmaster Email: