Teaching children about the environment and our impact Fiona & toddleron it is a lesson we can never introduce too soon. Luckily for kids (as well as parents who need a reminder), Marin’s Slide Ranch uses their farm as a tool to do just that.

A spectacular organic and sustainable farm and part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Slide Ranch is open to the public during daylight hours, free for you and your little ones to wander through the organic vegetable gardens, observe the goats, sheep and chickens that call the ranch home, and hike the breathtaking trails on the Marin bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Love organic but need to brush up on your facts? Or maybe you consider yourself more of a city slicker than a goat-milker. Register for a family program, which range from family farm days to overnight campouts to a fall harvest celebration, where parents and children can learn to spin wool, take a guided tour, or just sit back and enjoy your escape from the urban jungle. Whether you’re walking the vegetable gardens and seeing organic vegetables in their natural environment or helping shear a sheep, a visit to Slide Ranch provides a new connection to nature and living a healthy lifestyle.

Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Hwy., Muir Beach, www.slideranch.org