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Indonesia: Jakartans to see more urban farming

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A man waters plants in a vertical garden in Cikini, Central Jakarta. The city administration plans to build 75 more such gardens, in addition to the existing 150. (Courtesy of Jakarta Fisheries, Agriculture and Food Security Agency/-)

The Jakarta administration plans to introduce “green aisle” program in 75 areas to grow vegetables, medicinal plants and potted fruit plants this year

Agnes Anya
The Jakarta Post
May 23, 2017

Excerpt:

Jakartans will have a greener city soon as the city administration is promoting urban farming in the capital.

The Jakarta administration plans to introduce “green aisle” program in 75 areas to grow vegetables, medicinal plants and potted fruit plants this year, aiming at not only beautifying the city but also to ensure food security.

“We want residents to know that farming is easy. In the future, we hope that they can produce vegetables for their own families,” Fisheries, Agriculture and Food Security Agency agriculture division head Diah Meidiantie said.

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American Community Gardening Association’s 38th Annual Conference

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July 27 -30, 2017 Hartford, Connecticut

Excerpts from the conference website:

Themes:

1. Cultivating community, sustainability, policy and social justice (CC)

2. Gardening and running a community garden basics (B)

3. Youth and school gardening (YSG)

4. Innovative programs and new directions (I)

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