Marin Headlands Nursery

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When: 3rd Wednesdays, 1–4 pm; one Saturday per month, 9:30am-12:30pm |

Where: Marin Headlands Nursery

Come grow with us! The Marin Headlands Nursery team of staff and volunteers grow plants to preserve and restore the Marin Headlands and beyond. 

Volunteers ensure that each plant gets the care it needs to thrive. Depending on the week and season, volunteers may be transplanting seedlings, pruning plants, processing seeds for the next growing season, maintaining the facility, or doing other fun outdoor activities.

The Marin Headlands Nursery has an evolving and welcoming group of "Regulars" who come on Wednesday afternoons. If you're looking to join this community, we're asking for a loose commitment of about six Wednesday afternoons ideally within one year of joining. This group is dedicated to nuturing community and caring for one another, which may include masking and socially distancing more than you may see elsewhere. To join us, please email Robin Binaoro at Rbinaoro@parksconservancy.org  to be invited to our next new Wednesday volunteer date.

All visitors are welcome to enjoy the nursery’s demonstration garden, which is a treasure trove of native plants.

Groups

Groups of five or more require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Please review the List of Available Projects and fill out the Group Project Request Form.

Age, Skills, What to Bring:

  • Volunteers ages 10 and up are welcome. Read our Youth Policy Guidelines (PDF) for youth under the age of 15.

  • We work rain or shine. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Bring layers for changing weather and rain gear, if necessary.

  • Bring a personal water bottle and sunscreen. Please bring lunch if attending on a Tuesday.

  • No experience necessary. Training and tools will be provided. Fulfills community service requirements.

School Groups

Want to arrange a field trip for your school group? We welcome groups of all ages to come take a tour and learn how a nursery grows a national park. For more information, check out our education programs or contact Robin Binaoro.

The Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program is a cooperative parkwide effort of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust.


Marin Headlands Nursery Events

A group collects seed in a grassland. A volunteer holds a tray of seeds.
Volunteer
Wed, Feb 21 1:00pm-4:00pm
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.
A group collects seed in a grassland. A volunteer holds a tray of seeds.
Volunteer
Wed, Mar 20 1:00pm-4:00pm
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.
A group collects seed in a grassland. A volunteer holds a tray of seeds.
Volunteer
Sat, Mar 30 9:30am-12:00pm
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.
A group collects seed in a grassland. A volunteer holds a tray of seeds.
Volunteer
Wed, Apr 17 1:00pm-4:00pm
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.
A group collects seed in a grassland. A volunteer holds a tray of seeds.
Volunteer
Wed, May 15 1:00pm-4:00pm
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.

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