We Do Conservation

The RCD works across San Diego County to conserve our precious natural resources. Our programs seek to create pollinator habitat, build healthier soil, provide space for gardening, and support young people in becoming the next generation of conservationists.

Pollinators like monarch butterflies are crucial to our food supply and landscapes. Through our Milkweed for Monarchs program, we support schools to create pollinator habitat on their grounds. Learn more 

We manage the largest community garden in the county, with 210 garden plots, six ¼ acre mini-farms, and a demonstration garden. Learn more

The RCD is a founding member of this network of agencies and organizations working together to support pollinator health and habitat. Learn more 

The RCD is one of the organizations leading the way in promoting climate-smart farming practices that sequester carbon into the soil and bring about multiple environmental and economic. Learn more

Offered each spring, the RCD Conservation Scholarship awards $1,000 to five graduating high school seniors who are going on to college to study agriculture, conservation, or a related environmental field. Learn more