The nation's first local nonprofit conservation corps.
Dedicated to education and training youth while solving the environmental issues that face communities since 1982.
We are diverse, entrepreneurial, visionary. Which may explain why we get so much done.
North Bay Communities,
Great, Great Grandchildren...
Transform the lives of young people through education, employability, civic engagement & leadership
Care for our environment by conserving and restoring natural resounces & by improving recreational areas.
Make communities safer by reducing flood and fire hazards & responding to emergencies and disasters.
Offer educational opportunities to obtain high school diplomas & education scholarships
Provide job training & career guidance
Offer reasonably priced recycling services, habitat restoration, trail maintenance, and fire-fuel reduction and flood control to land management agencies and nonprofits
Work with local schools, K-12, to develop environmental education programs
Fee for Services
Federal & State Grants
Private Grants and Donations
NEWS & EVENTS
Saturday and Sunday, September 6—7, 2014
Saturday, September 13
College of Marin, Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden [MAP]
Find certified organic vegetable starts, annual and perennial pollinator friendly flowers, culinary and tea herbs, berries, fruit trees and native plants. Bring the family!
SEASONAL PRODUCE, CUT FLOWERS, FRAGRANT AND HERBAL CRAFTS FOR SALE. Expert staff will be on hand to answer your gardening questions.
*ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS SUPPORTING OUR FARM PROGRAMS*
Come enjoy these free workshops and family-friendly activities:
SEPTEMBER 6TH @ 11AM TO 1 PM—PLANTING THE AUTUMN GARDEN AND FOOD FORESTS
Wendy Johnson will share how to prepare the soil, what to transplant and direct sow, and how to put the garden to rest for winter. Then, John Valenzuela will discuss how to establish an edible food forest with fruit trees and fruiting shrubs to grow an ecosystem of abundance. Wendy and John will lead participants through the tables identifying their favorite plants.
SEPTEMBER 6TH @ 1:30PM TO 2:30 PM—RAINWATER HARVESTING FOR YOUR GARDEN
In a drought year, learning how to capture precious rainfall when it falls has never been more important. Learn from Jesse Froehlich of BlueBarrel Systems , the principles and practices of rainwater harvesting including how to size and site a rain catchment system for your home.
SEPTEMBER 13TH @ 11AM— 12 PM STRAWBERRY CULTURE: HOW TO GROW DELICIOUS BERRIES Strawberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow in a garden. In this workshop, Amy Ridout will explain best practices for growing these super-productive berries.
**Bundles of strawberry plants will be available for purchase only on this day**
September 2014 - fall plant sale! [PDF]
Current List of Openings:
Conservation Corps North Bay's mission is to develop youth and conserve natural resources for a strong, sustainable community. Our programs offer young people training, skills and education to do the jobs necessary to maintain the beauty and health of our environment and communities. The work we do would not be possible without the dedication of our diverse and passionate staff and volunteers.
Check our current job openings:
Are you age 18-25 and want to earn your high school diploma while working and getting paid?
Conservation Corps North Bay has paying jobs and quality educational opportunities available. We are currently scheduling interviews and orientations for new corpsmembers. More information.
Help our organic farm and garden grow and thrive.Our programFarm BulletinsVolunteer & Upcoming Events September 2014 - fall plant sale! [PDF]
Mr. Chavez, my husband and I would like to thank you for your truly wonderful thank you note about our gift to support Conservation Corps North Bay. We are thrilled by your academic and service work. You will get your GED. We are honored to be able to help. Warmly