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Mt. Hope Community Garden Re-Opens With Focus On Food Justice

Mt. Hope Community Garden. January 21, 2020
Andi Dukleth
Mt. Hope Community Garden. January 21, 2020
Diane Moss, Managing Director of Project New Village, who oversees Mt. Hope Community Garden, spoke with Midday Edition's Jade Hindmon about the vision to turn the area into a hub for good food.

Against the backdrop of city buses, engines revving and concrete sidewalks is an urban oasis of nutrition in San Diego's Mt. Hope neighborhood.

Fruits, vegetables and herbs grow near the intersection of Market and Denby Street in the Mt. Hope Community Garden. The area is described as a food desert, a place where there are too few nearby grocery stores and fresh produce is hard to find. Until recently, the garden's future was up in the air. But after some fundraising, Project New Village, who oversees the garden, bought the land from the city.

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Diane Moss, managing director of Project New Village, joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to talk about the vision to turn the area into a hub for good food.

VIDEO: Mt. Hope Community Garden Creates Bigger Community Vision