Here is a program I just heard about. This isn't strictly about native plants, though. The goals seem very worthwhile and I hope you'll review this and see if it sparks any potential solutions in your mind. If so, please see the contact info below.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving refugees and underserved communities in San Diego.
The IRC Land Bank is working to connect socially disadvantaged farmers with farmable land in nearby communities. These farmers have participated in IRC training programs are in need of more land to expand their new farm businesses.
Why make your land available to lease?
• Support socially disadvantaged farmers
• Insure the maintenance and productive use of your land
• Support local agriculture and regional food security
• Support the local economy
By inviting socially disadvantaged farmers on to your property you will be helping to build self-reliance for underserved populations, keep land in agriculture for future generations, and bring more local fresh, healthy foods to San Diego!
Whether you have a vacant urban lot or multiple acres of designated farmland, we’d love to hear from you! We are especially interested in little to no cost opportunities. We will link a farmer to your property and help facilitate a land lease agreement.
If you are interested in making your land available through the Land Bank, please contact Niki at Niki.Mazaroli@Rescue.org or +1 619 641 7510 ext. 302. For more information, visit the IRC Land Bank website at: Rescue.org/sdlandbank From Harm to Home | Rescue.org/sandiego