Kiva Loan Success Story: Native & Uncommon Plants

Alfred and Leslie sitting behind a table with a sign in the front that has Native & Uncommon Plants with the phone number and 3 adjectives. Leslie is wearing white sitting on the right while Afred is wearing dark green sitting on the left. Both are smiling proudly holding up gardening tools

Introduction Alfred and Leslie Romeu own Native & Uncommon Plants, a native plant nursery that focuses on cultivating pollinator-friendly, sustainable plants. The growing demand for native plants has shifted their goals from retailing to wholesale and focusing on growing more plants. Challenges in Traditional Funding Traditional funding sources proved difficult for Native & Uncommon Plants.…

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David Chiappini Education Fund

David Chiappini, Chiappini Farm Native Nursery

David’s friends and colleagues have established this fund to honor his memory and support young people interested in working with native plants. Donations provide travel assistance, pay registration fees and provide other educational support to students and young emerging professionals. David always had time to talk, share information about plants, and to encourage others. Honor…

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