Manzanita plants have served the California landscape for a millennia. Its reddish brown trunk is the deep color of clay earth, and its green leaves relieve pain, ease discomfort, and welcome calmness. The berries offer sustenance to bears and people alike. The roots of the Manzanita interact with mycorrhiza, important root fungi, that increase the health of soil health and allow Manzanita plants to grow in some of the harshest environments, while increasing the ability of other biological life and plant varieties to flourish. Likewise, Manzanita Capital Collective seeks to create conditions where communities can thrive and grow, and offer sustenance to people with whom we are in community.