“We are grateful for the earth
.We are grateful for the sun
.We are grateful for the water
.We are grateful for the food.” – A Native American blessing
Marin County was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years before the Europeans arrived.
They were great fisherman, hunters and growers who used plants for food and medicine.
They were skilled at creating homes, tools, cooking utensils and boats.
They expressed their artistry through the materials used and the designs created on clothing, blankets, baskets and body tattoos.
The Museum of the American Indian in Novato is located on ground that once was a Miwok village.
The Museum is a community treasure that is filled with history and culture, preserved for all ages to come and see an important piece of the Marin County past.
There will be a special art show and sale that will benefit the Museum.
Date: Saturday, July 19
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: 12 Campbell Court, Novato
Telephone: (415) 897-4064
Touring Marin’s farmers’ markets, you will find an abundant array of colorful and tasty treats from northern and central California agricultural regions.
The farmers’ markets’ vendors represent a diverse multi-cultural mix of White, Black, Latino and Asian men and women vendors.
The land used for farms and ranches in Marin is 167,000 acres; that is 50% of the land in the county.
There are 276 agriculture operators in Marin; 86% are families who own an average of 588 acres.
The population in Marin County is 250,000 people.
- White: 80%
- Latino: 16%
- Asian: 5.5%
- Black: 2.8%
- American Indian: 0.6%