Natural Abundance Programs

Green City Maps

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Come visit the Eco-Center to see our Eco-Maps 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 enter information...

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The Global Compost Project

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In 2014, Matter of Trust partnered with Marin Carbon Project (John Wick), The Carbon Cycle Institute (Dr. Jeffrey Creque), UC Berkely Dr. Whendee Silver’s Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories (Dr. Gary Anderson), and many other organizations and waste diversion experts to establish the Global Compost Project. Our Goal is an awareness campaign and large scale green / brown waste recycling mobilization that creates enough compost to cover millions of acres of government-owned grazed...

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Heart of the City Farmers Market

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Matter of Trust is the fiscal sponsor of Heart of the City Farmers Market (HCFM).  Grants help to keep stall fees 50% lower than neighboring markets which in turn reduces food prices and makes it affordable for low-income customers.  CalFresh participants spend over $250,000 annually at HCFM, which is over 65% of all EBT purchases (formerly known as Food Stamps) at San Francisco’s more than 25 farmers markets. The farmers donate more than 1,000 pounds of produce a week for free distribution...

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Urban Gardening

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At the Matter of Trust Eco-Center in San Francisco, CA we have created a fun urban planters exhibit and offer innovative field trips encouraging nature in the city.  Using small footprint vertical gardens, aquaponic systems, and raised bed planters on balconies and rooftops, cities can grow vegetables and improve their quality of life.  Greenery provides vital flowers for bees and butterflies, fresh herbs and vegetables to eat as well as calming beauty. Since 2013, we have been partnering...

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Clean Wave

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You shampoo because hair collects oil!  Hair, fur, fleece clippings, and feathers soak up oils from the skin, air pollution, ocean oil spills… Matter of Trust established the Clean Wave program to collect hair clippings and other waste fiber donations.  We produce hair mats and “booms” (sausage shape), and coordinate with large-scale public efforts to clean contaminated water ways and storm drains.  This program provides the public with safe, non-hazardous, hands-on,...

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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 long-term research project studying the benefits of collecting the suffocating algae blooms and using the lipids they contain for biodiesel. We are currently working with Randall von Wedel, PhD BioSolar Group, Thomas Azwell  UC Berkeley and Stacy Jurich from Toledo Ohio on the algae blooms in Lake Erie. To participate or for more information please email us at team@matteroftrust.org

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