At today’s Las Vegas City Council meeting, the council approved a bill that will allow community gardens in certain residential, commercial and industrial zoning districts throughout the city. This bill, which was sponsored by Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow, was sparked by the very successful Vegas Roots Community Garden (formerly the Tonopah Community Garden), and the fact that other people are interested in establishing community gardens in their neighborhoods, as well. This bill promotes healthy neighborhoods and helps to provide food for low-income individuals. The bill would allow weekly sales of goods from that garden.
“Community gardens are becoming more prominent in Las Vegas due to the trend of leading a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. Residents want to grow fresh fruits and vegetables near their home, and this bill will allow for that use to be expanded,” Councilman Barlow said. “It is my hope that more people will get involved with their neighborhoods and consider taking part in a community garden.”