History Test: 
Where did Millerton get its name?

Noted botanist Willis L. Jepson found a flower "“the color of egg yolk"” in the vicinity of Russell’s Cream Factory, Point Reyes, in 1900.

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A little Point Reyes Station history provided by David Mitchell.

Insects are among our West Marin neighbors.  Thanks to Barry Deutsch for the photos (taken on an iPhone week of August 15, 2012) and to Barbara Deutsch for caterpillar mentoring.



In the Fall of 2009 West Marin Commons Tending the Wild Collaborative presented a series of talks offered to stimulate dialogue across the nature-culture spectrum. The Fall talks are listed below.

What is the value of community?  How do we measure the wealth of community? What are the signs of community vitality?

Wealth in America typically is assessed entirely in terms of money and things that can be readily valued in terms of money, such as stock certificates and real estate.

West Marin Commons ethnobiology project, the Tending the Wild Collaborative, grew out of a study group that began meeting in the fall of 2007.

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Online Forums

Commons Connect Forums provide a virtual gathering place to those who live and work in the West Marin Community. (Access to this local online forum is limited to those who work and live in the geographical area outlined here.)

A single registration allows community members to post local events on the Community Calendar, to post items of immediate importance on Alerts, and to access all of the forums including:

  • West Marin Soapbox: Campaigns, Causes, and Discussions
  • Over-the-Hill-Gang: Rides and Errands
  • West Marin Share: Reuse materials; share information and services -  a money free zone
  • West Marin Marketplace: rentals; things and services for sale
  • Tending the Wild Collaborative: An Ethnobiology Project
  • Local Food System Initiative: Food and garden related shares and information
  • Think Local West Marin: Appreciation and applause for our neighbors
  • Commons Connect Tech Support: Help with our Web site features
  • Volunteering Opportunities in West Marin: Help our local non-profits





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