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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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06/02/14
It has been a dream of mine, for many years, to raise my family on a farm so that they could learn through direct experience how to grow their own food, how to take care of animals and how to be a part of a conscious community. There are a handful of reasons why my husband and I are not able to ... more »
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05/30/14
I'm an ex-law enforcement officer with PTSD, and am currently disabled with physical injuries and severe depression. I first became aware of the nonprofit's work when they started their first urban farming project five or so years ago, about a block from my apartment in Richmond. I met and became ... more »
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05/12/14
I live in an apartment building without any grounds for gardening and was looking for an opportunity to work in a garden. Fortunately, I was referred to Self Sustaining Communities. Linda has been flexible with my crazy work schedule and I've been able to volunteer. The variety of opportunities ... more »
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