RECENT DONATIONS

A Thank You For...

alt Windy Flat RV, San Pablo, donates a trailer for the 2.2 acre farm.  (September, 2015).

treeDave Wilson Nursery donates 230 peach and nectarine trees for Richmond residents.  (February 2015). 

Bill Graham Supporting Foundation, awards Self-Sustaining Communities a supporting grant. (December, 2014)

         Robert J. and Lim Duca donate 2.2 acres in San Pablo (December, 2014)

cherryDuarte Trees and Vines donates 450 citrus and fruit trees (October, 2014) for residents in Richmond, CA.

altAnnie's Annuals for hundreds of vegetable starts for home, community gardens and urban farms in Richmond, CA.  2014

altNutiva partners with Self-Sustaining Communities to provide for organic gardens in the backyards of transitional homes of Bary Dugar for the formerly incarcerated and the homeless in Richmond, CA.  July, 2014.

cherryTom Burchell of Burchell Nursery personally delivers 850 cherry, apricot, nectarine and peach trees to Richmond residents in honor of Cesar Chavez.  Burchell Nursery (March, 2014)

awardThe Strong Foundation for Environmental Values, awards Self-Sustaining Communities a grant. (March, 2014)

altThe Lifchitz Family Foundation for their donation for social justice in Richmond, California.

altTerroir Seeds, Cornucopia Seeds, Redwood Seeds, Bountiful Gardens, and SmartSeedStore for the donation of surplus 2013 seeds (January and February 2014)

treeDave Wilson Nursery donates 500 plum, cherry, apricot, Asian pear and peach trees for the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service in Richmond, CA.  (Jan. 2014)

awardBill Graham Supporting Foundation, awards Self-Sustaining Communities a supporting grant. (December, 2013)

cherryDuarte Trees and Vines donates 300 citrus and fruit trees (October, 2013) for residents in Richmond, CA.

cherryTom Burchell of Burchell Nursery does it again by making a donation of 320 pomegranate trees, olive trees and blueberry bushes specifically for the North Richmond Green Festival.  Burchell Nursery (October, 2013)

cherryTom Burchell of Burchell Nursery personally appears to make a donation of and distribute 800 peach, nectarine, cherry, apricot, apple, pear and plum trees to Richmond.  Burchell Nursery (March, 2013)

treeDave Wilson Nursery donates 210 fruit trees and the City of Richmond staff pick them up and distribute them.  (Feb. 2013)

awardPiton Engineering for their donation and support.  (January, 2013)

awardBill Graham Supporting Foundation, awards Self-Sustaining Communities a supporting grant. (December, 2012)

awardThe Rose Foundation, Environmental Grassroots Fund, awards Self-Sustaining Communities a Watershed protection grant and an Environmental Grassroots grants.  (November and December, 2012).

cherryDuarte Trees and Vines donates 250 bluberry bushes, raspberry canes and table grape vines (November, 2012) for residents in Richmond, CA.

tree McEvoy Ranch donates 1,000 Tuscan olive trees for Richmond residents. (September, 2012) and an additional 1,000 in October of 2012.

Thanks to the El Cerrito United Methodist Church for including in their ministry plan a partnership with Self-Sustaining Communities.

cherry Pro-Tree Nurseries donates 1,308 Apple and Cherry trees. (April, 2012)

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Welcome

The Self directs the functioning of the whole psyche in an integrated way. According to Carl Jung, conscious and unconscious are not necessarily in opposition to one another, but complement one another to form a totality, which is the Self.
(Excerpt from Personality and Personal Growth 6th ed. Frager & Fadiman, 2005)

alt Windy Flat RV, San Pablo, donates a trailer for the 2.2 acre farm.  (September, 2015).

treeDave Wilson Nursery donates 230 peach and nectarine trees for Richmond residents.  (February 2015). 

Bill Graham Supporting Foundation, awards Self-Sustaining Communities a supporting grant. (December, 2014)

         Robert J. and Lim Duca donate 2.2 acres in San Pablo (December, 2014)

cherryDuarte Trees and Vines donates 450 citrus and fruit trees (October, 2014) for residents in Richmond, CA.

altAnnie's Annuals for hundreds of vegetable starts for home, community gardens and urban farms in Richmond, CA.  2014

altNutiva partners with Self-Sustaining Communities to provide for organic gardens in the backyards of transitional homes of Bary Dugar for the formerly incarcerated and the homeless in Richmond, CA.  July, 2014.

cherryTom Burchell of Burchell Nursery personally delivers 850 cherry, apricot, nectarine and peach trees to Richmond residents in honor of Cesar Chavez.  Burchell Nursery (March, 2014)

awardThe Strong Foundation for Environmental Values, awards Self-Sustaining Communities a grant. (March, 2014)

altThe Lifchitz Family Foundation for their donation for social justice in Richmond, California.

altTerroir Seeds, Cornucopia Seeds, Redwood Seeds, Bountiful Gardens, and SmartSeedStore for the donation of surplus 2013 seeds (January and February 2014)

treeDave Wilson Nursery donates 500 plum, cherry, apricot, Asian pear and peach trees for the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service in Richmond, CA.  (Jan. 2014)

awardBill Graham Supporting Foundation, awards Self-Sustaining Communities a supporting grant. (December, 2013)

cherryDuarte Trees and Vines donates 300 citrus and fruit trees (October, 2013) for residents in Richmond, CA.

cherryTom Burchell of Burchell Nursery does it again by making a donation of 320 pomegranate trees, olive trees and blueberry bushes specifically for the North Richmond Green Festival.  Burchell Nursery (October, 2013)

cherryTom Burchell of Burchell Nursery personally appears to make a donation of and distribute 800 peach, nectarine, cherry, apricot, apple, pear and plum trees to Richmond.  Burchell Nursery (March, 2013)

treeDave Wilson Nursery donates 210 fruit trees and the City of Richmond staff pick them up and distribute them.  (Feb. 2013)

awardPiton Engineering for their donation and support.  (January, 2013)

awardBill Graham Supporting Foundation, awards Self-Sustaining Communities a supporting grant. (December, 2012)

awardThe Rose Foundation, Environmental Grassroots Fund, awards Self-Sustaining Communities a Watershed protection grant and an Environmental Grassroots grants.  (November and December, 2012).

cherryDuarte Trees and Vines donates 250 bluberry bushes, raspberry canes and table grape vines (November, 2012) for residents in Richmond, CA.

tree McEvoy Ranch donates 1,000 Tuscan olive trees for Richmond residents. (September, 2012) and an additional 1,000 in October of 2012.

Thanks to the El Cerrito United Methodist Church for including in their ministry plan a partnership with Self-Sustaining Communities.

cherry Pro-Tree Nurseries donates 1,308 Apple and Cherry trees. (April, 2012)


Burchell Nursery donates 200 fruit and almond trees (February, 2012).


Dave Wilson Nursery donates 200 nectarine, peach and plum trees (January, 2012).


BBB Seed

Thank you, BBB Seed for your generous donation of heirloom seeds for our community efforts!

cherryDuarte Trees and Vines donates 100 plum trees (November, 2011) for residents in Richmond, CA.

treeMcEvoy Ranch donates 200 Tuscan olive trees for Richmond low income residents. (November, 2011)

awardThe Strong Foundation for Environmental Values, awards Self-Sustaining Communities a small grant. (October, 2011)

awardThe Rose Foundation, Environmental Grassroots Fund, awards Self-Sustaining Communities a moderate grant. (September, 2011)


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Pro-Tree Nurseries donates 1,260 Apple and Cherry trees. (April, 2011)

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Tom Burchell of Burchell Nursery personally appears to make a donation of and distribute 1,000 peach, nectarine, cherry, apricot and plum trees to North Richmond and the Iron Triangle.  Burchell Nursery (March, 2011)

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Dave Wilson Nursery donates 620 fruit trees for No. Richmond and the Iron Triangle of Richmond, CA. (Feb. 2011)

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Bill Graham Supporting Foundation, awards Self-Sustaining Communities a small grant. (January, 2011)

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McEvoy Ranch donates 500 Tuscan olive trees, 500 culinary Bay trees, 7 Italian Stone Pine trees, Rosemarys, Geraniums and Pomegranate trees for Richmond low income residents. (November, 2010)

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The Strong Foundation for Environmental Values, awards Self-Sustaining Communities a small grant. (October, 2010)

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Kevin L. Hampton donates use of land for the City Farms in the Richmond Annex, in Parchester Village, also in North Richmond, providing some materials as well, and provide transportation to distribute fruit trees into the Iron Triangle and No. Richmond (September and October, 2010).

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Duarte Trees and Vines donates 200 pomegranate, orange, plum trees and blueberries (October, 2010) for residents in the Iron Triangle and North Richmond.

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Westbrae Nursery in Berkeley donates 14 apple trees, seeds galore and is tops in the garden tool and garden hose drive for Richmond residents. (September, 2010)

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The Rose Foundation, Environmental Grassroots Fund, awards Self-Sustaining Communities a small grant. (September, 2010)

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Pro-Tree Nurseries donates an additional 400 Cherry trees. (May, 2010)

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Sierra Gold Nurseries donates 230 fruit trees for Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany and Oakland. (April, 2010)

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Doherty's Truck Rental donates the use of a truck for tree pick-up. (April, 2010)

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Pro-Tree Nurseries donates 716 fruit trees for Richmond, Oakland, Albany and El Cerrito. (April, 2010)

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Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply donates 10 fruit trees for West Oakland. (March, 2010)

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Green Tree Nursery donates 150 fruit trees for Richmond, El Cerrito and Albany. (March, 2010)

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Burchell Nursery donates 500 fruit trees for Richmond, El Cerrito and Albany. (March, 2010)

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Dave Wilson Nursery< donates 500 fruit and nut trees for Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany and Oakland. (Jan. 2010)

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McEvoy Ranch donates 600+ Tuscan olive trees for Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany and Oakland. (November, 2009)

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Duarte Trees and Vines donates 200 cherry, peach and blueberries. (November, 2009)

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Seeds donated by Territorial Seed Co., Snow Seed Co., and Burpee Seed Co., go to Richmond, Oakland and Albany. (Dec. 2009, Jan. 2010)


Our Commitment

Our work/mission is 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.  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.

Given the collapse and dysfunction of the current economic situation, the unemployment, environmental issues and crime, creating a new model is an opportunity we have at hand, by utilizing grassroot efforts, community building and social technology, among others.