Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

Barbara Du Mond

Board Member

Barbara Du Mond’s work focuses on building healthy social and natural systems that promote physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. She has a Masters of Social Work, a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology, an A.S. in Environmental Horticulture, and a certificate in Permaculture Design. She has done social work in many capacities, has taught elementary school music and art, and served in leadership roles in local schools. She recently merged her love of art, organic gardening, and growing edible plants with her reverence for regenerative ecological design to begin a new career as a landscape designer. She specializes in creating environmentally sustainable gardens that incorporate urban agriculture and build community.

Barbara is a member of the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo where she has served in many capacities and is currently the chair of the Campus Development Task Force which oversees their large building and renovation project.  In the 1980s she was involved in the sanctuary movement, and she continues this work today in her own congregation and community.  She has served on the Board and has been a tutor for Homework Central, a local organization that provides free tutoring for 3rd-5th graders who are at risk of failing.  Most recently, she served on the Board of Trustees for the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministries of California for 5 years.

Barbara began her association with UUSC long before she became a UU through annual contributions because she was impressed by the model of empowerment and partnership embodied in the work of UUSC.  She has been a member of the UU President’s Council for many years as well as a member of the UUSC Stewardship Council.  She and her husband, Charles, received the UUA President’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2016.