A Guide to Backyard Farming

The owner of Fairfax Backyard Farmer, a store specializing in homesteading products and workshops, gives advice on backyard farming.

Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto

A quick “yes” becomes a 10-year story of how Marin and Sonoma’s open spaces were saved and the national landscape changed forever.

Oh Deer

Plants and fence configurations that are good for our furry friends and your garden.

School of Rock

Learn more about the rocks you'll find across Marin County. Calin Van Paris has the details.


When it comes time to explore the wonders of America’s national parks, think Northern California first.

Point Reyes Days

As the national park system celebrates its centennial, Marin’s incomparable national seashore faces promise and controversy.

On the Range

Marin is the only place to see tule elk in a national park setting.

Help the Trees

Learn more about how you can help survey sudden oak death in Marin County. Kasia Pawlowska has the details.

Picnic Picks

With all the beautiful vistas, picnicking in Marin is a great way to celebrate the bounty of our county. Here are some locally sourced provisions that will satisfy any gourmand.

Rodeo Beach

The fleeting colors of the sunset are another story: though varied, their multihued tones return nightly.

Clean and Create on Earth Day

The 11th annual Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration takes place April 23 at Stinson Beach. Kasia Pawlowska has the details.

Under Our Feet

Nate Seltenrich examines the powerful forces and geographical features that have shaped Marin County.

Birding in Marin

Experienced birders, and those new to the hobby, love spotting in Marin’s wildlife paradise.

Shell Games

Six years ago we published an article about Kevin Lunny's efforts to keep Drakes Bay Oyster Company open. Calin Van Paris revisits the battle.