We believe that Fire Safety is a much larger problem that extends far beyond Wynola Estates. We are taking the information that we have learned over the past several years out into other communities in an effort to make the county as a whole, more fire resilient.
"It is my intention to inspire other people to start thier own Fire Safe Councils in every community in San Diego County and beyond". ~Coko Brown
WEFSC has developed a program to extend fire safety to other communities in San Diego County. We hope to go out even further in the coming years. For now we are focusing on installing fire-wise demo gardens around the county in public spaces. These gardens promote firesafe landscaping practices as well as water-wise, native and habitat garden strategies. Some of the funding has come from SDG&E and Walter Anderson's Nursery. We are currently seeking funding for more gardens and are going to be doing some of our own plant propagation to be used in future gardens. WEFSC is also developing a community plant distribution program that will include education opportunities as well as available plants to community members. So please check back with us to see how these programs are developing.
The bones of this garden are great!
We'll be adding some fire-resistant plants and signage.
San Carlos is a beautiful community near Cowles Mountain in San Diego County. This community garden has offered a corner of their space to Coko for designing and installing a garden that will help educate community members on fire-resiliency in their own gardens. The garden is in the beginning stages and the progress will be documented on this site in real time. This garden is being supported by WEFSC, San Carlos Community Garden, County, SDG&E, and Walter Anderson's Nursery
"Thanks so much Coko, I appreciate all that you have done to develop the Fire Safe Garden. What a wonderful and beautiful educational tool".
~Carol Lockwood, San Carlos Community Garden.
WEFSC 's goal is to install FSLD gardens in community gardens and public spaces all over San Diego County. If you have a space or know of one that might be interested in our programs, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you shortly.
The Lycaena [Hermelycaena] hermes)/ Hermes Copper Butterfly is a butterfly that is facing certain extinction. This butterfly is endemic to San Diego and Northern Baja. Occurrences of this species have dwindled to critical low numbers as a result of habitat loss due to fire and land development.
To support the FSLDG and the HC programs, WEFSC has developed a propagation program. This program will help to accumulate a variety of plants that will be used in the gardens. The collection will be comprised of mostly native species but will also include some ornamentals and fruit bearing plants.