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March 19, 2012

Marin County Farm Day~Coming Up!

Marin County Farm Day is a fun, child oriented event that is coming up this Thursday, March 22nd. 

Held at the Marin Civic Center,  this free event provides hands-on educational experiences outside the classroom for school children of all ages.  Over 30 Northern California ranchers, growers, producers and educators provide interactive exhibits on agriculture, health, farm animals, gardens and environmental education.

If you come by, make sure to stop by and say hi to me at the Tri-Valley 4H and Marin County Farm Bureau tables where we'll have rabbits to pet and calves and sheep to visit.  And this year, you can help name our two week old dairy calf we'll have on hand by voting on one of these four choices:
            • Fergie
            • Fiona
            • Flo
            • Faith
The nine year old mother of this calf is named Flora.  When a calf is born we name her with a name beginning with the same letter as her mother's name for registration and organization.

The photos below are from last year's event....

Our friend, Derrick, with his bunny at the Tri-Valley 4H table.....

Paige and her cousin, Leila, holding Cinnamon and sharing him with kids who came by the 4H table.

Lots of 'hands-on' happens at Marin County Farm Day......the kids LOVE it.

My nephew, Gavin, answering questions about the dairy calves......

There's also quite a few interactive tables set up where kids can learn about insects,

maybe do a little gardening,

and create some art work.

There are many demonstrations to view as well.  Last year the 'Loomers' were on hand to answer questions and show their skills.
But for my little girl, the vaulting experience was a favorite.....she only wished it had been done a real horse!

You never know what new experience you might encounter at Farm Day.......nature at it's best.  Hope to see you there!
Farm Day is a collaborative effort of the following agencies: Marin County Department of Cultural and Visitor Services, Marin County Farm Bureau, Marin County Office of Education, Golden Gate Farmers Market, North Bay Dairy Women, Marin Farmers Markets, Marin County Department of Weights and Measures, and the University of California Cooperative Extension/Master Gardeners/4-H.

Driving directions to Marin Civic Center

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to leave a comment. I love to hear from you! Have a fantastic day!

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Sarah said...

How fun for the kids! In my county we don't have a Farm Day but it was fun in high school showing the kids around my high school county's Farm Day as an FFA member.

I organized a Farm Day for our school for last Friday but it got rained out. We will be moving it and hopefully it will be just as good!

Have fun on Thursday!

Michelle said...

What a great, educational hands on activity for the kids!

George said...

Isee you are wearing your favorite work clothes with matching boots.

Nancy Grossi ~ Churned In Cali ~ The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Ha! I AM, George! In the summer it ALL changes :)

Robyn said...


I like to see programs like this. Looks like a great opportunity to have a fun day of learning.

Have a great time on Thursday!

I like Fiona for the calf name.

DebH said...

Ok..I so snorted at the bunny photo! You are a hoot!
I really do wish I lived closer, I would be there for sure!