Free trees, and a program for the formerly incarcerated

Self Sustaining Communities is a Richmond nonprofit that promotes growing food locally, has distributed hundreds of fruit, nut, and olive trees to Richmond families and local gardeners.  The organization tries to engages residents – especially youth, elders, and the formerly incarcerated.  At the last tree, seed, and vegetable giveaway was a volunteer team from The Remember Us People Project, or TRUPP.  The group supports the integration of recently released offenders back into society.  The two organizations have a common goal: to grow a sustainably healthy community in Richmond.  Read the story on Richmond Pulse.


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