Doria Robinson

Agricultural Industry Member

Term Expires: January 2024

Doria Robinson

Doria is a 3rd generation resident of Richmond, California, and the Executive Director of Urban Tilth, and a co-founder and steering committee member of Cooperation Richmond, a worker-owned cooperative developer, and local loan fund. Raised in a strong church community where her grandfather was the minister, Doria spent weekends and summers on the church’s 350-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. 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. Doria is also a Certified Permaculture Designer.

In 2014 she led the charge to develop Urban Tilth’s 3-acre urban farm in Richmond. And in 2016 she relaunched the Farm to Table CSA social entrepreneurial venture which now serves hyper-local and sustainably grown produce to 440 West County families each week. Most recently she co-founded Cooperation Richmond, a not-for-profit cooperative developer 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 currently lives in the neighborhood she grew up in Richmond with her wonderful 18 year old twins.