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 trip registration day for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023:
August 16, 2022 starting at 7:00 am (until filled)

Field trips are offered on the following dates:

September 20, 27 | October 4, 11, 18, 25 | November 8
March 14, 28 | April 4, 18, 25 | May 9,16, 23

Fee: $175, payable now by credit card, or by check by October 15. (On the payment screen, choose the “payment by check” option.)

Once you have filled out the form, be sure to check your confirmation email immediately after you complete the registration process to be sure that you successfully secured your date. Spots fill very quickly.

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

If you are not able to secure your preferred date, please sign up for the wait list; we will contact you if a spot opens up. Please include a phone number where you can be reached in case of a last-minute cancellation:




May 23 2023


10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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

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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