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Urban farming at home in South Jakarta, Indonesia


Workshops participants were amazed to see how Papua chili, Italian eggplants, curry leaves, rice, cucumber, green grass jelly, basil, bananas, peppers, lavender, kale, spinach, oregano, rosella, lemon grass, moringa, passion fruit and many more thrive there.

Urban farming workshop held in private home in Jakarta

By Omar Niode Foundation
Aug 9, 2012

Excerpt:

At the household level, urban agriculture can be a source of income, can provide direct access to a larger number of nutritionally rich foods (vegetables, fruit, meat) and a more varied diet, can increase the stability of household food consumption against seasonality or other temporary shortages, and can increase the time mothers spend caring for their children, as opposed to non-agricultural activities that are more likely to be located further away from home.

According to Helianti, Urban Farming is a fun activity with a lot of benefits for the farmers and those around them. She started urban farming at the end of 2011 triggered by the needs for organic vegetables for her family. To fulfill the needs, Helianti started identifying what crops she frequently consume at home and began looking for information about the crops.

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