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Malaysia: Urban farm flourishes in Shah Alam

There are more than 30 types of plants, vegetables and fruits grown in the Section 20 community farm.

The 0.14ha garden is one of the 10 community farms registered with Shah Alam City Council

By Priya Menon
The Star Online
May 19, 2017

Excerpt:

Farm chairman Ramli Mohd Salleh said all of them were urbanites with little or no knowledge about growing plants but they educated themselves.

The fruits of their labour can be clearly seen in the plots of vegetables that have been divided for personal consumption and commercial sale.

“We even have an irrigation system built by the residents. We also make our own organic fertiliser from vegetable and fruit scraps,” added Ramli.

They use brown sugar to speed up the composting process and chicken faeces is used as well.

The urban farmers are also planning to rear catfish using the hydroponic method.

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