CG Land Acquisition Methods
We are working to get a CG together in Elk Grove, Northern California. Land here is most expensive, around $100,000 per acre due to runaway growth. I have a target property list, compiled from hours spent in the Tax Assessor's Office of owner names and addresses.
Is there anyone who has sample letters to landowners asking for use of their land? Or, failing that, how did you all approach owners?? Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.
I find that contacting the real estate agents has been an exercise in futility & disappointment, one even laughing in my face & making a joke about how much land cost and how lowly an idea it was to build community garden on his piece of property. Hrumph, I guess I lost my cool with that guy, but I still am looking for some prototype approach I could tweak to our situtation. Thanks in advance... --Soleil