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Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who are transforming what the future will look like. Our mission has been inspired by trends in food insecurity and dietary disease within San Diego neighborhoods.This organization emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support low-income communities without access to healthy food. Established in 2019, we are an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support.

We recognize that local communities are the principal actors in the fight against poverty and hunger. We defend the right for autonomy and for the rights of people to eat healthy, nutritious food.  This is why Food Sovereignty is at the forefront of our values.


We are made up of volunteers, members, activists and a small dedicated team that installs, maintains & harvests fresh produce from our 35+ microfarms in San Diego county. Our growing network of volunteers and members have grown over 10,000 lbs of food, and as a result, are reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the nutritional input into food-insecure communities.

These people from all walks of life are more efficiently using their space in a diverse network of micro-farms spanning 10 of San Diego's communities. These individuals and families and doing their part in trying to make our city more food secure and environmentally friendly.

Meet The Team


Avery Cramer
Founder/Executive Director

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Avery Cramer is a San Diegan with a vision for a more environmentally sustainable and equitable future. Avery has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Policy from Loyola University of Chicago and has experience working on farms, restaurants, and at a community food bank.

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Farm Manager

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Responsible for managing 35+ micro-farms and demonstrates extreme passion and drive for environmental justice and hard work. Must ensure that our members' micro-farms are thriving, and helps to distribute regular produce boxes to the community. Leader in the community, building food soverighnty in schools and throughout food deserts. 


Cristina Savaglio
Communications Manager

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Cristina is our volunteer Communications Manager. She merges her passion for environmental justice and nature with her skill for graphic design, marketing, web design and communication.


Board of Directors

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Avery Cramer

President of the Board

Avery is the founder, and volunteer executive director for Co-Harvest Foundation. Logging over 3,000 hours of volunteer labor.

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Kim Heinle

Board Member

Kim is the Executive Director at Bayside Community Center, our founding nonprofit partner and local food distributor.

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Tomasa Velediaz

Board Member

 Tomasa is a Community Advocate at Bayside Community Center in Linda Vista, a neighborhood within which she has also lived for over 30 years. Tomasa is a graduate of the Resident Leadership Academy, and a natural expert in community engagement 


Cristina Savaglio

Board Member - Secretary

Cristina is an elementary school educator and is passionate about access to green space.


Amy Zink

Board Member

Amy is the Program Manager at Bayside Community Center's Environmental Learning Center located in Linda Vista. Expert on neighborhood-based programs that cultivate food security. 


Lakisha is the Community Food Project Manager at UC San Diego Center for community Health. 

Board Member

Lakisha Mczeal

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Forrest is a Marketing Director for a healthcare advertising agency. 

Board Member - Treasurer

Forrest Lutz

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