Trees & Gardens

We support tree planting, school gardens, community gardens, gardening education, backyard edible gardens, farmers markets, and community supported agriculture programs (CSAs).

  • We support Acta Non Verba’s work to create a safe, creative outdoor garden for youth in East Oakland. The youth who participate deepen their understanding of food production and strength their ties to the community.
  • We support hands-on environmental stewardship projects that have enabled more than 1.1M youth across the U.S. and around the world to make significant environmental improvements to their schools or communities.
  • We support the growing of 35,000 coconut seedlings for small farmers in the Philippines and has a goal to give away 100,000 seedlings by 2015. In five years, these seedlings will grow into producing coconut trees and provide farmers extra income.
  • We partnered with Common Vision to plant a fruit tree garden at and provide garden education to every public elementary, middle, and high school in Richmond, California where Nutiva’s headquarters is located. Once the trees reach maturity, the trees will produce fruit to be used by the schools’ cafeterias and after school programs.
  • We support Compass Green Project’s fully functional mobile greenhouse in a box truck, powered by waste vegetable oil. They teach practical gardening tools and raise awareness on sustainability through traveling to schools and events.
  • We support Farms to Grow, which is dedicated to working with black farmers and underserved sustainable farmers. Farms to Grow provides education, resources, and space for people to learn organic farming and healthy meal preparation.
  • We support Friends of SF Environment’s environmental outreach programs for San Francisco residents, and the building of an edible school garden at Mission High School.
  • We support Goodness Grows, which provides leadership and training through community gardening, high-value agricultural projects and local food distribution to restore the vitality of communities throughout the Mahoning Valley.  We funded an urban gardening and training for developmentally disabled youth.
  • We support the Greenhorns Chestnut Proliferation Project that promotes the biodiversity of west coast farms and ranchlands by providing 750 chestnut saplings over 3 years, along with consultation and establishment support.
  • We support Growing Cities, a film by two filmmakers who take a road trip and meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time.
  • We support Mill Creek Farm, an educational urban farm located in West Philadelphia that is dedicated to improving local access to produce, building a healthy community and environment, and promoting a just and sustainable food system.
  • We support the Pasadena Educational Foundation, which builds excellence in the public schools of Pasadena and surrounding neighborhoods. We supported a school urban garden in Pasadena.
  • We support the National Audubon, which conserves and restores natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and providing environmental education for youth. We sponsored a pollinator native garden and community education at the Center.
  • We support the Richmond Plunge garden, a project of the Richmond Friends of Recreation, whose mission is to advance the social, cultural and recreational well-being Richmond residents.
  • We support the Rosie the Riveter Trust, which provides free summer camp in our own backyard of Richmond for middle school age girls. The camp, called Rosie’s girls, is a national program through the National Park Service designed to build self-esteem, leadership and physical confidence through an exploration of trades taken over by women during WWII, such as welding and carpentry.
  • We support Self-Sustaining Communities, which works with low-income and homeless community members to both create environmentally sustainable local food production in distressed and needy neighborhoods and rejuvenate abandoned and blighted land. We funded three edible gardens in the yards of transitional homes for the formerly incarcerated/homeless in Richmond, CA.
  • We support The Watershed Project’s protection and restoration of local watersheds and the planting of Cork Oaks on Richmond’s city streets. The trees are planted in a “Tree Box Filter,” which captures rainwater, removes pollutants, recharges groundwater, and beautifies city neighborhoods.
  • We support the Urban Tilth’s cultivation of urban gardens in west Contra Costa County to help that community build a more sustainable, healthy and just food system and develop the capacity to produce 5% of its own food supply. Richmond youth under the tutelage of Urban Tilth cultivate over 10,000 pounds of food per year in gardens at schools and abandoned lots.
  • We support Whole Cities Foundation, dedicated to supporting efforts to increase access to nutritious fresh food and health education in underserved communities. We support their food sovereignty and urban gardening project in New Orleans.
  • We support the West Contra Costa YMCA, which has been serving local communities since 1918, offering youth development, youth sports, school-based mental health counseling, and healthy initiatives such as edible gardens.