Eco-Home and Edible Urban Garden – OLD


Eco-Home & Enchanting Edible Garden

Our model Eco Home showcases ways for renters to impact climate. Environmental news (good and bad) can seem huge and impersonal. Most residential information is for homeowners and green building construction. We are filling a niche that reaches urban populations that are tenants and ranging in income. Everyone can enjoy all the goodness a greener life has to offer.

6 Free Public Open Houses a Year:

Bee my Valentine – February March (Bedroom / Garden)

Spring Greening – April May (Storage / Bathroom / Smart Dorms)

Greendependence Day – June July (Home Office / Home Gym / Tiny Home)

Fallin’ for Harvest Time – August September (Kitchen / Dining)

Haunted Eeeeko-Home – October November  (Exterior / Flooring / Pest Control)

Season’s Greenings – December January (Living Room)

*Covid Postponement Notices


Contact Us for Field Trips, Corporate Off-Sites & Private Tours!

Between our week-long open houses we are available for booked visits.

The Eco-Home is located in the lovely Cole Valley/Haight Ashbury district:

Matter of Trust Eco-Home

728 Cole Street
San Francisco, CA 94117


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Interns, Apprentices & Research:

View Eco-Hub & Eco-Home 2019 Summer Intern Exhibit Write-ups

Check out our volunteer, internship and apprenticeship opportunities.




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Related Projects

The Global Compost Project

We’re committed to promoting natural abundance and composting. We’ve teamed up with experts including scientists, NGOs and agriculture specialists from around the world to share information on a platform to make it easy and commonplace.

SONOMA Food Runners

Matter of Trust is proud to be the fiscal sponsor for SONOMA Food Runners, which relays food throughout Sonoma County. This enables them to focus on building their organizational capacity before fully establishing their own non-profit status.

Compost Research

The benefits of composting are well known, but what happens when pharmaceuticals enter the picture? Can material containing traces of pharmaceuticals – antibiotics in animal waste still be safely composted?

San Francisco Urban Carbon Farming Project

The San Francisco  Urban Carbon Farming Project will take state-of-the-art science and protocol for measuring the carbon sequestration effects of utilizing compost as a soil amendment and from this, develop and deploy an experimental protocol suited uniquely to urban garden and urban park environments.

Heart of the City Farmers Market

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.

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Why this matters?

Since 2005, more than 50% of humans live in cities globally and in the US 36% of people are renters.  This place is for gathering perspectives and incentives on how this population can impact climate. When it comes to planet friendly shifts, there is strength in numbers. Little changes really add up!


What can I do?

Get Involved

We are always evolving and welcome new ideas, partners, contributions and emails. We have a very optimistic view of the future and love meeting others who are very fond of this lovely planet!


We strongly believe that,

“When you give, you get back tenfold.”

Now, that’s a great exchange rate!

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Our planet is buzzing with activity and good ideas.
This site is dedicated to everyone who is tuning in and adding what humanity can do for a healthy and harmonious future!

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