Marin Art & Garden Center has compiled a list of resources to help during this confusing and challenging time. Since it was established in 1945, Marin Art & Garden Center has been a community resource, and just because we are all practicing social distancing doesn’t mean we aren’t here for you.

The links below will keep you connected with all the activities you expect to enjoy at Marin Art & Garden Center, whether it’s help keeping your garden going, checking in with your favorite instructors, or spending time with your kids. We’ve got also got resources to help you if you’re struggling. Send your suggestions to info@magc.org and check back for new ideas.

We’re here to help!

Marin Recovers is the county website offering the latest on reopening.

Garden resources we know & love

These local businesses are open and taking steps to serve you while maintaining social distancing.

Cactus Jungle Ross Valley Nursery is open and also making deliveries to reduce contact

Annie’s Annuals in Richmond remains open (with health and safety precautions) for all kinds of nursery needs

Sloat has several locations open, including Kentfield and Novato

The Urban Farmer Store in Mill Valley is open during the week and is taking pre-orders for easy pickup

Water Savers offers irrigation supplies in stores in San Rafael and Petaluma, as well as by mail order

West Marin Compost will deliver compost from its Nicasio location

These mail-order businesses can ship directly to your home.

Gardeners’ Supply Company is a one-stop shop

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds has many vegetable and flower seeds

Brent & Becky’s  sells many bare root perennials and bulbs, and your order supports MAGC!

Dining in the age of social distancing

Our approved caterers are all local businesses we have worked with for years, and while restaurant dining is no longer an option, some of these green-certified businesses are still hard at work.

Il Davide is starting curbside pickup & delivery on May 12!

Carrie Dove Catering has Dove Dinners available to order for Tuesday & Friday deliveries

Classic Culinaire has a meal pick-up service available on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Debbie Ghiringhelli Catering is offering takeout & delivery service, and has a special Easter Brunch menu for this weekend.

Park Avenue Catering has a selection of grab-and-go bowls for delivery or pick up.

Your health and wellbeing

Our frequent partner for author events, Book Passage, is starting a free, online Conversations with Authors series.

Yoga on the Lawn instructor Elizabeth Shelhart is offering online classes to help you feel calmer and more centered.

Family fun

Below are some recommendations from the Garden School‘s directors, to help you and your preschooler stay occupied.

Switcheroo Zoo: Watch, listen and play games to learn all about amazing animals

National Geographic for Kids: Learn all about geography and fascinating animals

Seussville: Read, play games and hang out with Dr. Suess and his friends. The parent section has lots of ideas.

PBS Kids: Hang out with your favorite characters while learning!

Storyline Online: Read aloud stories read by Hollywood stars!

Highlights Kids: Read, play games and do interesting science experiments.

PBS Kids: How to talk with your children about coronavirus

The Imagination Tree: Stay at Home Survival Guide

Setting up a daily routine at home

Scholastic Classroom: Home activities

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Hands On Home Learning for Preschool

Home Scavenger Hunt

Resources for artists

Marin Cultural Association – Emergency funds and resources for artists and organizations (pdf)

SF Arts Relief Fund – loans and grants for artists affected by the COVID-19 outbreak

Other Resources to Support Arts Organizations and Artists During COVID-19 Emergency