A “Learn to Propagate — By Seed and By Cuttings” workshop with Janet Duncan of Marin Master Gardeners is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at the Falkirk Cultural Center at 1408 Mission Ave. in San Rafael. $5. Call 473-4204 or go to www.marinmg.org.
James Campbell of Marin Master Gardeners speaks about “The Secret Lives of Bees” at 10 a.m. March 8 at the Tamalpais Valley Community Center at 203 Marin Ave. in Mill Valley. $5. Call 388-6393 or 473-4204 or go to www.tcsd.us or www.marinmg.org.
Gregg Crawford teaches “The Art of Trapping and Controlling Gophers” at 10:30 a.m. March 8 at Sloat Garden Center at 2000 Novato Blvd. in Novato. $5. Call 897-2169.
West Marin Commons offers a weekly harvest exchange at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Livery Stable gardens on the commons in Point Reyes Station. Go to www.westmarin commons.org.
Peter Herbert teaches “Water Management in the Garden” at 10:30 a.m. March 9 at Sloat Garden Center at 401 Miller Ave. in Mill Valley (388-0365) and at 1:30 p.m. March 9 at Sloat Garden Center at 2000 Novato Blvd. in Novato (897-2169). $5.
The Novato Independent Elders Program seeks volunteers to help Novato seniors with their overgrown yards on Tuesday mornings or Thursday afternoons. Call 899-8296.
Volunteers are sought to help in Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy nurseries from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Tennessee Valley, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Muir Woods or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays or 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays in the Marin Headlands. Call 561-3077 or go to www.parksconservancy.org/get-involved/volunteer/.
Joan Irwin of Marin Master Gardeners speaks about “Basic Backyard Composting” at a Marin Rose Society program at 7:30 p.m. March 11 at the San Rafael Corporate Center at 750 Lindaro St. $5. Call 457-6045.
Catherine Wolfers of Marin Master Gardeners speaks about “Backyard Chickens” at 7 p.m. March 12 at the San Rafael Public Library at 1100 E St. Free. Call 473-4204 or go to www.marinmg.org.
Astrid and Matthew Hoffman of the Living Seed Company speak about “The Art and Practice of Seed Saving” at a One Book One Marin event at 7 p.m. March 13 at the Corte Madera Library at 707 Meadowsweet Drive. Free. Call 924-6444 or go to www.one bookonemarin.org or www.marinlibrary.org.
The SPAWN (Salmon Protection and Watershed Network) native plant nursery days are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays and weekends. Call 663-8590, ext. 114, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and for directions.
A Marin Master Gardeners seminar and panel discussion on “Edibles: After the Frost and During the Drought” is from 1 to 3 p.m. March 15 at the Corte Madera Community Center at 498 Tamalpais Drive. $5. Call 473-4204 or go to www.marinmg.org.
Marin Master Gardeners and the Marin Municipal Water District offer free residential Bay-Friendly Garden Walks to MMWD customers. The year-round service helps home-owners identify water-saving opportunities and soil conservation techniques for their landscaping. Call 473-4204 to request a visit to your garden.
Marin Open Garden Project (MOGP) volunteers are available to help Marin residents glean excess fruit from their trees for donations to local organizations serving people in need and to build raised beds to start vegetable gardens through the MicroGardens program. MGOP also offers a garden tool lending library. Go to www.opengardenproject.org or email contact@opengarden project.org.
The Marin Organic Glean Team seeks volunteers to harvest extras from the fields at various farms for the organic school lunch and gleaning program. Call 663-9667 or go to www.marinorganic.org.
The Conservatory of Flowers, at 100 John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park, displays permanent galleries of tropical plant species as well as changing special exhibits from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. $2 to $7. Call 831-2090 or go to www.conservatoryofflowers.org.
The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society, at Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park, offers several ongoing events. $7; free to San Francisco residents, members and school groups. Call 661-1316 or go to www.sf botanicalgarden.org. Free docent tours leave from the Strybing Bookstore near the main gate at 1:30 p.m. weekdays, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. weekends; and from the north entrance at 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Around the Bay
Cornerstone Gardens is a permanent, gallery-style garden featuring walk-through installations by international landscape designers on nine acres at 23570 Highway 121 in Sonoma. Free. Go to www.cornerstonegardens.com.
Garden Valley Ranch rose garden at 498 Pepper Road in Petaluma is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Self-guided and group tours are available. $2 to $10. Go to www.gardenvalley.com.
The Luther Burbank Home at Santa Rosa and Sonoma avenues in Santa Rosa has docent-led tours of the greenhouse and a portion of the gardens every half hour from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. $7. Call 707-524-5445.
McEvoy Ranch at 5935 Red Hill Road in Petaluma offers tips on planting olive trees and has olive trees for sale by appointment. Go to www.mcevoyranch.com.
Wednesdays are volunteer days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Occidental Arts and Ecology Center at 15290 Coleman Valley Road in Occidental. Go to www.oaec.org.
Quarryhill Botanical Garden at 12841 Sonoma Highway in Glen Ellen offers third Saturday docent-led tours at 10 a.m. March through October. The garden covers 61 acres and showcases a large selection of scientifically documented wild source temperate Asian plants. The garden is open for self-guided tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. $5 to $10. Go to www.quarryhillbg.org.
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