Doria Robinson 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 hires and trains residents to develop the capacity to produce 5% of our own food supply. Raised in a strong church community where her grandfather was the minister, Robinson spent weekends and summers on the church’s 500 acre 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 Elder Vernon V. Robinson. She 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. Robinson is a Certified Permaculture Designer, Bay Friendly Gardener, Nutrition Educator and Yoga Instructor. She is the co-founder of the Richmond Food Policy Council and a collaborator in Rich City Rides and the realRICH - cycling, and civic pride organizations in Richmond, California. In 2014 she led the charge to develop Urban Tilth’s first 3 acre urban farm in Richmond, relaunch the Farm to Table countywide CSA using hyper local produce and seeded the Richmond Food Policy Council’s effort to install salad bars in every Richmond school in order to increase access for all Richmond kids to healthy whole foods.