Natural Abundance Programs

Green City Map App

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Come visit the Eco-Center to see our Natural Abundance In the City exhibit. Learn ways to eat local and connect with the farmers who produce our food. We have a map of all the Farmers Markets in the city, with information about hours and featured items at each location. We are also developing an app to connect people to local foods: farmers markets, edible school yards, nearby organic farms, community gardens, and farm-to-table restaurants. The app will be available to the public so anyone can...

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The Global Compost Project

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Matter of Trust is one of the founding partner organizations of The Global Compost Project Nature is always in balance, but humans only thrive in certain environmental conditions. “Right now, for much of life on the planet, there is Too Much carbon in the air and Too Little carbon in the soil.”  John Wick, co-founder of The Global Compost Project. http://www.TheGlobalCompostProject.org    is a world wide composting mobilization concentrating on a natural and simple way to...

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Heart of the City Farmers Market

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We are excited to announce that we are now the fiscal sponsor of Heart of the City Farmers Market! Founded in 1981, Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market with a mission to provide a critical source of fresh produce to San Francisco’s poorest neighborhood, a low-income fresh food desert that lacks a grocery store. The organization supports and sustains small farmers by keeping stall fees 50% lower than neighboring markets, which...

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Urban Gardening

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This program highlights beautification design for urban settings. Nothing uglier than a lot of square cement roofs as a view for a city; all that real estate can be and should be put to great use. Since 2013, we have been partnering with experts, schools, and households to encourage the greening of urban areas one head of lettuce at a time! Come into the Eco-Center to discover how to build your own bookshelf garden. Vertical gardening is an innovative and exciting way to add green space to the...

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Clean Wave

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You shampoo because hair collects oil! Hair, fur, fleece, and feather follicles sop up oils like natural skin oils, motor oil, and even ocean oil spills. Matter of Trust established the Clean Wave program to provide the public with safe, non-hazardous, volunteer-based solutions and green jobs to help combat major oil spills and common motor oil contamination. Through Clean Wave, Matter of Trust collects hair donations, produces hair “booms” and mats, and coordinates large-scale efforts to...

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Solar Exhibit at the Eco-Center

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Since 2006, Matter of Trust has been the fiscal agent for this innovative solar-power-promoting, clean energy, high-speed rail feasibility study. In partnership with Sun Train US, this is a long-term collaborative project that involves gathering several experts and researching benefits of train systems, installation of solar panels on rails, and incorporating energy storage with hydrogen fuel cells. This study is also in combination with our Zen Train Program, where we are researching the...

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Algae Blooms Used Biodiesel Production Feasibility Study

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Since 2006, Matter of Trust has been the coordinator of this research program that unites Humboldt University, Biofuels, Native American Fisheries and the University of Hawaii. This is a long-term project with the mission of researching the benefits of collecting the suffocating algae blooms in the ocean and using the lipids for biodiesel.

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