As part of a 2012 reorganization of school districts, Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD) transferred a surplus site on Gird Road (which it had declared as “not suitable” for a high school) to the newly formed Bonsall Unified School District (BUSD). It is important to note that FUHSD lost four bond measures to fund building on that particular site before it passed into BUSD’s ownership. Clearly the community was united in its opposition to a school in historic and much-loved Gird Valley. In November of 2016, BUSD would lose the fifth attempt.
When development threatened the fallowed golf course in Gird Valley in early 2016, neighbors organized to save the property. The 116-acre property has been the heart and soul of Gird Valley since the 1960s and its loss would have been a tragedy for Fallbrook.
After months of false starts and broken deals, escrow closed on the property on November 15, 2016. The new owners, Jade and Julie Work, are long-time Fallbrook residents. They have begun the transformation of the neglected property into a working vineyard with an Italian-themed restaurant and wine-tasting room. Single sycamores are becoming groves, trellises are being constructed and soon the vines will be planted. The Works have also committed to preserving the property from future development through the use of conservation easements, a great gift to the community.
Against this backdrop, SaveFallbrookGolfCourse.com has transitioned into SaveGirdValley.com and is interested in adopting a selection of beautification projects for Gird Valley. The projects involve working with private and public organizations and the Gird Valley, Fallbrook and North County community. To this purpose, we are looking for volunteers and fiscal sponsors committed to the future of Gird Valley.
We’ve received several suggestions and look forward to hearing yours! Some of the beautification project ideas for Gird Valley we’ve compiled so far include……read more…