Funding and Volunteers
Our programs operate through a unique partnership between the County of Marin, the UC system, support from the USDA, and other private funds. Backed by the resources of the UC campuses, our educational programs use practically applied research information to solve community problems. We consult with individuals and organizations, publish newsletters, conduct local applied research, produce information for mass media, and conduct seminars and workshops. For every $1 the county contributes, other sources contribute $4.74.
To expand our education and outreach we train a cadre of dedicated volunteers.
Master Gardener Program
207 Master Gardener volunteers donated a total of 20,095 hours
Donated Value Equivalent $442, 090
4-H Youth Development Program
280 adult volunteers donated a total of 11,200 hours
Donated Value Equivalent $246,400
487 volunteers donated 31,295 hours