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Phone: 510-230-0904
1251 E. Victoria Court
San Pablo
California 94806
USA
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Target demographics: create local food, natural building structures, urban farms

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Plant vegetables, fruit trees, clean a chicken coop, harvest honey from a beehive, build

Geographic areas served: Richmond

Programs: materials, land and volunteer help to communities to create whole sustainable environments by and through their own sweat equity.

Mission:
To assist in creating a systemic change in the SF East Bay of Northern California which meets environmental, social, and sustainability needs by addressing those areas upon which survival is dependent, specifically food, energy, transportation, shelter and social inclusion. We focus on low-income, high crime areas, but are not necessarily limited thereto, most particularly Richmond, CA. We approach these areas as part of an integrated larger area where coming together to make a systemic change can effect greater well-being for all members of the community.
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Over 11,450 fruit, nut and olive trees distributed freely to the community; four urban farms in current production by and for the community. Street orchard planted for the homeless and addicted community nearby.

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09/24/14
I have volunteered as the "volunteer" coordinator for several years now. It has been a rewarding and sometimes challenging position in working with many community members, from all walks of life. What has been most impressive to me is that people are able to create something significant and of ... more »
09/22/14
As a regular small donor to Self-Sustaining Communities, I have been eager to see that they are able to do those things which, as a senior community member, I am no longer able to do. As a result, I do feel that in my small way I am able to help, and that gives me great satisfaction to know I can ... more »
09/22/14
I have watched this charitable program in operation as a community member for nearly five years. What has been accomplished in that relatively short period of time has been astonishing. I have benefited as they spearheaded changing an animal ordinance in my town so that more people could provide ... more »
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