LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Young Angelenos are being encouraged to take part in community gardening following a City Council decision to stop enforcement of an ordinance that prohibited gardening along city parkways.

KNX 1070’s Margaret Carrero reports an unlikely rap icon is teaming up with a beverage company to encourage young gardeners — and help the community at the same time.

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Rapper Snoop Dogg, a.k.a Snoop Lion, has partnered with L.A.-based soda producer, Reed’s Inc., for the Adopt-a-Garden contest, which showcases four model community gardens serving schoolchildren, underserved neighborhoods, and urban community members.

The winning garden will earn $2,000 and a chance to spearhead Snoop Lion’s Mind Gardens initiative in the United States.

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Those in the running are Little Green Fingers, a program aimed at addressing obesity among local youth; LA CAN Rooftop Gardens, which feeds the homeless on Skid Row; Enrich LA, which builds gardens at public schools, and Walter Reed Middle School’s Culinary Academy.

The contest was underway following a City Council vote (PDF) on Aug. 13 to suspend prohibiting vegetable gardens on city parkways.

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Cast your vote for your favorite garden on Reed’s Facebook page or at Snoop’s Mind Gardens Project page.