San Diego city planners are preparing changes to zoning rules that would make it even easier for urban agriculture to take hold on vacant lots and in backyards — we’re talking backyard chickens, goats and bees.

On Tuesday, I appeared on KPBS’ Midday Edition to talk about the changes and what they could mean for San Diego neighborhoods. I was joined by the city planner drafting those rule changes and a local food advocate who’s been key to moving the process along.

To listen to the segment, click here to visit KPBS’s website.

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

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