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Coming soon - vouchers for free, drought-tolerant plants

Coming soon – vouchers for free drought-tolerant plants


FPUD is now accepting applications for the Plant Voucher Program. Approved applicants will receive drought-tolerant plants free of charge to transform their landscape. The plants will be sourced from Silverthorn Nursery, a local nursery that uses FPUD's recycled water to irrigate. 

How do I participate?

This program is available to all FPUD customers. Simply fill out the online application below. Applis will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Basic information such as name, address and FPUD account number will be required on the application. Applicants will also be required to submit two photos of the area(s) to be planted, and a basic plan or sketch of the project. 

Please review the page below for more information on the plants being offered, and the voucher value of each plant. A completed application will also have an inventory of plants requested, including quantity, value of the requested plants and total voucher request (not to exceed $150). 

Plant request example:  Mediterranean Fan Palm (4), $48, Elephant's foot tree (1), $3, Yucca Rostrada (3), $45, Succulent Flat (2), $40, Dragon tree (1), $14, Total: $150 

Approved applicants will pick up their plants at an event held this fall at the FPUD offices. All participants must agree to a post-planting inspection after the project is complete.

How do I learn more about drought-tolerant landscaping?

Please see the Drought Tolerant Landscaping page below,

2020 Landscape Contest

Plant voucher participants are also encouraged to enter in the San Diego County-wide 2020 Landscape Contest. FPUD will host a webpage for submissions. This page will be activated in the fall of 2019. The winner from FPUD's service area will win an additional $250 prize.  More information will be posted on this page later this year.  If you have any questions, please contact Mick Cothran at (760) 999-2721 or