Exploring Habitats Field Trips

Please note that this program is open to second-grade teachers at public or private schools in Marin County only.
Field trips are offered on the following dates:

September 26 | October 10, 17, 24, 31 | November 7
March 19, 26 | April 2, 9, 23, 30 | May 14, 21

Fee: $175

Marin Master Gardener docents will contact each teacher a week or two before your field trip with further information to help you prepare your class.

If you were not able to secure your preferred date, please email info@maringarden.org and we will put you on the wait list in case another class has to cancel.

How to Register

On the calendar below, click on the date you would like to reserve (Tuesdays in September, October, March, April, and May) and click the next button. You will enter the details for your class and go to the checkout screen, where you can choose to pay with a credit card now, or mail in a check.

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May 21 2024


10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Questions? email info@maringarden.org or call 415-455-5260


Picnic Grove
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957


  • Charlie Kennard
    Charlie Kennard

    Charlie is a longtime basket weaver and student of California Indian and European techniques. He teaches adult workshops throughout the Bay Area, in many schools and at teacher trainings. Reed boats made in his workshops can be seen at the California Academy of Sciences, the Bay Model in Sausalito, and another is in the collection of the Oakland Museum. Charlie is active in native habitat restoration in Marin, managing several projects for Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed.

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IRS Guidelines for Gifts from Donor Advised Funds to Support MAGC Events

Thank you for your interest in giving to the Marin Art & Garden Center events from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) or Family Foundation.

We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support!

To ensure your gift follows the current IRS guidelines for DAF/Family Foundation support of an event, we would like to share the below guidelines with you.

  • Raffle tickets, tickets to galas and other special events, auction items, and benefits conferred in connection with a DAF/foundation grant are not permitted.
    • IRS has specifically ruled that fair market value associated with fundraising events cannot be separated, a practice known as “bifurcation.”
      • For example, with Edible Garden, if the price of the ticket is $200 and the FMV fair market value (non-tax-deductible amount) is designated to be $50, the donor must pay from sources other than her DAF/foundation for the full value of the ticket ($200) and not just for the non-tax-deductible amount ($50).
    • We recommend you confer with your financial advisor to confirm if any of these examples of how donors may still use their DAF to support an event would work for you:
      • A donor could sponsor the event, and not attend, and pay fully out of the DAF/foundation.
      • A donor could sponsor the event using DAF/foundation funds and attend by purchasing an individual ticket through non-DAF/foundation funds.
      • A donor could sponsor the event, join the event as a guest of another donor/table guest, and pay fully out of the DAF/foundation.
      • A donor could sponsor the event and host the afforded number of people at their chosen level as long as they pay for the seats at the lowest ticket price ($200 for Edible Garden) outside of their DAF.
        • As an example, a $1,500 sponsor that covers 2 guests, could pay for their sponsorship with $400 from a different source of funds, and then give an additional gift of $1,100 out of their DAF.


Please email Tod Thorpe, Director of Development at tod.thorpe@maringarden.org to discuss your gift to Marin Art and Garden Center