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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

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Opportunities for Education

The footprints of our educational endeavors are ubiquitous throughout the Gardens. From a one-hour eye-opening tour of the grounds to our three-month Master Gardener program, the Gardens serve local and visiting communities as a living museum and research facility. The Gardens uses its exhibits, workshops, docent-led tours, and interpretative materials to educate visitors, grade-school children, interns, and others on the benefits of a conservation-minded society. Educational opportunities the Gardens offer include a variety of workshops on diverse topics, bird and whale watching walks and talks, mushroom identification, and a working demonstration organic vegetable garden that helps sustain our local Food Bank. With the prospect for education woven into the entire visitor experience, including through nationally recognized collections, the Gardens is a leader in providing local environmental knowledge to the global world.

NEW Education Center

You may have noticed some commotion around the historic farmhouse at the east edge of our Vegetable Garden. Funding from the William and Inez Mabie Family Foundation allowed us to repurpose the farmhouse into an education center. Plenty of work was required to renovate the 100+year-old building including work on the foundation, floors, windows, and stairs. Walls were removed to create a large meeting space and the first floor is now ADA accessible. We thank the William and Inez Mabie Family Foundation for supporting the Gardens and encouraging us to increase our educational offerings to the community. The Education Center will be used for workshops, lectures, and events. Be sure to join us for one of the upcoming educational happenings in the newly refurbished 1890's farmhouse.

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    Funding from the William and Inez Mabie Family Foundation allowed us to repurpose the farmhouse into an education center to be used for workshops, lectures, and events. Be sure to join us for one of the upcoming educational happenings in the newly refurbished 1890's farmhouse.
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    Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens' educational programs offer a variety of learning opportunities for new and experienced garden-lovers alike.
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    With a variety of informational monthly walks, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens offers year-round educational opportunities for locals and visitors alike.
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    Plant and natural area conservation is a cornerstone value of Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.
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    Master Gardeners are people of all ages and from all walks of life. They include business men and women, professionals, educators, retirees, homemakers, and students — all with some experience, interest in, and knowledge of plants and gardening. Master Gardeners are enthusiastic, willing to learn and help others, and are able to communicate with diverse groups of people.