Linda Schneider, M.A., started the charity when she did similar sustainability work in the high crime housing projects known as Coliseum and Lockwood Gardens in East Oakland in 1992-95. She resumed that greening process in 2009 as it unfolded into a larger, significant process throughout Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.
Eduardo Martinez assists with tree distributions, and with pick up and delivery of materials for sustainable projects in various environments. He is particularly interested in community building.
Pam Tellew, J.D., a former Oakland teacher, now home-schooling her children and president of the local homeschoolers association, is the coordinator for Albany and Oakland, also networing with local city officials, communities and citizens to insure the success of this program.
Simone Dippon, predominantly works with the beehives and teaches beehive building and swarm catching workshops in the method of Emile Warre.
Janel Clegg, Sitegrind.com, webmistress
200+ community and volunteer members!
Reece R. Halpern, Halpern Law Office, Albany, CA
Henry Sanguinetti, Growers’ Representative, Westland Fruit Tree Nursery, L.L.C., Lodi, CA
Tracy Giles, B & T Bookkeeping, El Cerrito, CA
Novella Carpenter, author and farmer, Oakland, CA
Dylan Gano, Financial Services Officer, Mechanics Bank, San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito
Ron Egherman, Owner, Marvin Gardens Realty, former three-term chair of El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee
Andrew Butt, architect, Interactive Resources, Richmond, CA; volunteering for various "good causes" including restoration of East Brother Light Station, and tutoring 6th graders at a local elementary school. He has also been an active promoter and organizer of the Point Richmond Free Summer Concert Series.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Linda Schneider, M.A.
Pam Tellew, J.D
William Brody Giles, owner of B&T Bookkeeping, supporting financial needs of small businesses and non-profits.
Mark Scott, Manager, El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce, retired Fire Chief, City of El Cerrito
Lori Greenleaf, Ph.D., Psychotherapist, Public Broadcasting Producer (Healing from the Ground Up)
Jeff Ritterman, M.D., City Council, Richmond, CA, former Chief of Cardiology, Kaiser Hospital
Tony Wolcott, Urban Forester, City of Albany
Seth Wachtel, USF Urban Design Professor
Andrew Dale, IT Security Specialist
Eduardo Martinez, retired school teacher, City Council candidate, Richmond Parks Commissioner