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Indonesia: Urban farming craze catches on across Jakarta

JState High School (SMAN) 110 North Jakarta is the first school to harvest the Youth & Urban Farming program.

Part-time farmer by day, fire fighter by night, Suprizal is a member of the Cendana Farmer Group, a group of five residents who take care of a small farm.

By Winda A. Charmila
The Jakarta Post
April 21 2017


Despite the scorching sun, Suprizal, 35, could barely contain his excitement as he prepared to plant vegetables and herbs for local residents in his neighborhood in Palmerah, West Jakarta.

Along with his neighbors, Suprizal planted the crops on a 160-square-meter plot of land, whose owner had asked a community unit (RT) head to utilize it.

All plants are organic. We use compost and do not use pesticides,” he said.

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