Marin County Farm Day is a fun, child oriented event that is coming up tomorrow, Thursday, March 20th.
Held at the Marin Civic Center, 9 a.m. to noon, 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.
The photos below are from a previous year's event to give you an idea what it's all about! ........
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