In the latest San Diego Explained produced with our partners at NBC 7/39, we look at why it’s so hard to establish a community garden in San Diego, even though most local officials agree they’re good for improving community health.

Local zoning laws restrict community gardens on land zoned for commercial use, and require costly permits on other types of land. The City Council took steps this week to begin to change that.

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Adrian Florido is a former staff writer for Voice of San Diego.

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