City Council approves additional community gardens
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Las Vegas City Council just approved a bill that allows neighborhoods to test their green thumbs.
Now, certain residential, commercial and industrial zoning districts throughout the city will be able to grow their own fruits and vegetables.
It was a bill sponsored by Councilman Ricki Barlow, who was inspired by the Vegas Roots Community Garden and the fact that other people were interested in starting up their own.
The bill promotes healthy neighborhoods and helps to provide food to low-income families.
Participants will also have the chance to sell the goods that they grow.
The goal of the bill is to make fresh foods more accessible to families that live miles away from a grocery store.