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 Earth Island Institute’s West County Digs program, which supports school gardens in West Contra Costa County by providing resources, advocacy, and partnerships.  They build communities' resilience by cultivating wellness, academic achievement, and sustainable practices.
  • Republic of Change is planting one billion trees in the fight against climate change and driving the culture of sustainability.
  • We support Planting Justice, who has has built over 250 edible permaculture gardens in the San Francisco Bay Area, working with high schools to develop food justice curriculum and creating green jobs for men transitioning from prison in the food justice movement.
  • We support Let’s Grow Richmond, who helps Richmond residents grow fresh, organic produce in Richmond for Richmond.
  • We support Huerto de la Familia, offering Latino families a place to connect to their roots and the earth through growing their own food, training and peer education in organic gardening, small-scale farming, and small business creation.
  • The mission of Groundwork Richmond is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships.
  • We are partnering with the Grameen Foundation to help farmers in the Philippines by planting 100,000 coconut trees. Grameen is leveraging mobile technology to provide coconut farmers with real-time data and services to help strengthen their businesses and mitigate losses to their families due to extreme weather.
  • We support the Felix Gillett Institute, dedicated to the appreciation, preservation and propagation of edible and ornamental perennials from the Sierra.
  • We funded City Slicker Farms’ West Oakland Farm Park, an immediate solution to West Oakland’s lack of real choice for fresh, affordable, healthy food. The mission of City Slicker Farms is to empower West Oakland community members to meet the immediate and basic need for healthy organic food for themselves and their families by creating high-yield urban farms and backyard gardens.
  • 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 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.