Natural Abundance Programs

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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Farmer’s Markets in SF – 2013-Present

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  Come visit our Eco-Center to see our Natural Abundance In the City exhibit.  Learn about ways to connect with the local farmers who produce our food.  We have a map of all the Farmer’s Markets in the city, with information about hours and featured items at each location.  Participate in the effort to reduce the environmental impact of transporting food.  Eat Local!

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Living bookcase – 2013-Present

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Come into our 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 urban landscape and to connect city residents with natural abundance.  Our volunteers have also built a few vertical gardens that we are selling in our gift shop. Watch our vertical bookshelf garden video!

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Clean Wave – Hair, fur, fleece clippings for Oil Spill Clean-up [1999-Present]

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To donate hair, fur, and waste fleece: Please First sign up to post  your donation on our free wish/gift matching program Excess Access (even if it’s only a one time donation)  Sign-up and posting is free, fast and easy! Instructions: BRAIDS and PONYTAILS 3 inches or longer:  We are currently matching fiber donations in envelopes for classroom oil spill clean up demos. Boxes of clippings (DEBRIS FREE):  Salons, pet groomers and fleece farmers can post boxes of clipping  of hair, fur...

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Chitapampa Alpaca Fleece Factory – 2013-Present

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Matter of Trust has partnered with Dr. Rosa Ten to assist this small learning factory in the mountains of Peru. Come into our Eco-Center to learn more about this exciting program and to see how you can get involved.  Peruse the beautiful goods produced by the talented Peruvian women who participate in this exciting program.  

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Bees and Hummingbirds – City Nature – 2013-Present

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This Matter of Trust natural abundance program promotes urban bee hives and hummingbird feeders and educates on plants that encourage those populations in cities.  Students and households are provided with information sheets according to areas and climates as well as product providers and patterns on how to make feeders and hives themselves as science projects.  It also explains why these creatures are so vital to our environment.    

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Roofs Gardens, Balcony Gardens and Vertical Farming – 2013-Present

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This program highlights natural abundance as practical and 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!  This program shows how, introduces partners, discusses challenges, strategies and welcomes new ideas. Balconies and vertical farming are a new and plentiful trend that defy most peoples beliefs of how plentiful nature is.  We are partnering with experts, schools...

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Well, Hemph! – 2013-Present

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Matter of Trust research program on the practical uses of the male hemp plant (not the female cannabis plant) and how we can move towards sensible use of this naturally abundant and very useful and practical material.  

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Excess Fruit – 2013-Present

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Matter of Trust’s program matching urban residential  fruit trees with volunteers who will pick the fruit and bring to food banks for you.  If you would like to partner with us in this ultimate and yummy natural abundance, please sign up at our database program http://www.ExcessAccess.org or email us at Team@matteroftrust.org or call us at 1415 242-6041.

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Sun Train Feasibility Study – 2006-Present

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Matter of Trust is 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 possibility of having...

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Algae Blooms Used Biodiesel Production Feasibility Study – 2006-Present

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Matter of Trust is the coordinator of this 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.   2006 – Present MofT General Fund

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