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Doria Robinson

Cooperation Richmond - Urban Tilth
Steering Committee Member - Executive Director
Richmond, CA
Doria is 3rd generation resident of Richmond, California and the Executive Director of Urban Tilth, a community based organization rooted in Richmond dedicated to cultivating a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system. Urban Tilth hire and train residents to cultivate agriculture in west Contra Costa County to help our community build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system. Raised in a strong church community where her grandfather was the minister, Doria spent weekends and summers on the church’s ranch in Fairfield California. It was on the ATOT ranch where she was taught her first strong lessons on the power of cooperative economics by her grandfather. Doria has also worked on organic farms in Western Massachusetts where she attended Hampshire College, at Veritable Vegetable a women owned organic produce distribution company, Real Food Company and Mixed Nuts Food Co-op. She is a co-founder of Cooperation Richmond, a not-for-profit cooperative incubator and one-stop-shop for the incubation, education, training, mentorship and capital support required to create, convert, and continue to develop successful cooperative enterprises in Richmond that build community controlled wealth by and for low-income communities and communities of color in Richmond whose wealth has been extracted. Doria continues to live in the neighborhood she grew up in Richmond with her wonderful 16 year old twins.