MAGC Board of Trustees News

The MAGC Board of Trustees recently welcomed two new members. Melissa Harris grew up on the coast of Maine and is a graduate of the Temple Ambler School of Horticulture and UMaine. She relocated to the Bay Area ten years ago, and her first garden on the West Coast was the Historic Gardens of Alcatraz,…

What’s That? Oak Galls

This time of year, acorns large and small start to rain down all around MAGC, keeping the squirrels busy and the rest of us on our guard. You may have noticed some other, more unusual objects growing on and falling from our oaks: oak galls, sometimes called oak apples. Their rounded shape and surprisingly light…

Fire Prevention and Preparedness

One year after the devastating fires to the north, we are all keenly aware of the dangers of this dry season. On October 1, MAGC hosted a fire prevention seminar for the community, led by Master Gardener Katherine Randolph and the Ross Valley Fire Department. A near-capacity crowd attended this informative event, which not only…

Our recycling champion

Regina Ellis has been a house manager at MAGC for nearly two decades. Regina is a second to none when it comes to keeping events running smoothly, right down to the smallest detail. As she works so closely with our caterers, Regina has been one of the key staff helping MAGC to sort waste and…

Garden School Fundraiser

On May 23, even as the school year was winding down, the parents and friends of the MAGC Garden School were gearing up for the second annual fundraiser to benefit the preschool. The organizing committee,  Sarah Atwood, Adriana Cox, Lindsay Dunham, Erin Earls, Catherine Hedrick, Erin Lumpkin, Alicia Rockefeller, and Diana Werner, had worked for…

Conservation Night carries on

MAGC’s second annual Conservation Night, on July 19, was another great success! Buoyed by the harmonies of Happnstance, our Summer Concert performers, our guest host Supervisor Katie Rice welcomed local conservation organizations Cool the Earth, One Tam, the Marin United Nations Association, Wisdom Supply Company, Wildcare, the Environmental Forum of Marin, Marin Sanitary Service, and…