Marin Headlands Nursery

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A group inside the shadehouse at the Marin Headlands Nursery

When: 

  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 10 am–2 pm
  • Wednesdays, 1–4 pm
  • Saturdays, 9 am–Noon.

***Please note that the Oct 26th program has been CANCELLED.

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.

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 may require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. 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.

  • Bring your completed Volunteer Agreement Form (PDF). Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the parent/guardian approval section signed.

  • 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 Liz Ponzini.

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 transplants coyote brush.
Volunteer
Sat, Nov 16 9:00am-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
Tue, Nov 19 10:00am-2:00pm
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.
A large group smiles and holds up dirty hand while working in the nursery.
Volunteer
Wed, Nov 20 1:00pm-4:00pm
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.
A group transplants coyote brush.
Volunteer
Sat, Nov 23 9:00am-12:00pm
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.
A large group smiles and holds up dirty hand while working in the nursery.
Volunteer
Wed, Nov 27 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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