Community and Culinary Gardens

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The demand for locally grown food has increased as consumers have become more aware of the source of their food.  Consumers realize the benefits locally grown food provides.  Accessibility to local food can improve the local economy and lead to healthier food choices for the community. 

Culinary gardens and community gardens have emerged as a source of fresh, local food.  The Food and Housing Division supports a local food system that is safe, secure and sustainable.  Below are guidelines to ensure your produce is protected from the garden to the table. 


CULINARY GARDEN

A culinary garden is part of a permitted food facility (restaurant). The food grown is only used at that food facility and is an approved food source for that restaurant only.    


COMMUNITY GARDEN

A community garden is a single piece of land that has been divided into multiple plots for people to grow food. 


GARDEN RESOURCES

AB 1990 - Community Food Producer Registration Form

Community Garden FAQ

Community Garden Guideline

Culinary Garden Agreement

Alternative Water Use Guidelines

Composting Tips

Victory Gardens San Diego

AWM Registration Application for Organic Farmers

Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures