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Dubai: An Urban Farming Club

The Sustainable City residents are encouraged to grow their own vegetablesImage Credit: XPRESS/Clint Egbert

The 500-villa development located next to Dubai Studio City is a shining example of reducing ecological footprint, protecting the environment and increasing community wellbeing.

By Anjana Kumar
Gulf News
Oct 24, 2017

Excerpt:

As part of the newly-launched Urban Farming Club, residents are given raised garden beds to grow their own herbs, veggies and fruits. “The idea is to make agriculture an integral part of urban life. We just need to pay Dh100 for the garden bed,” said Michael Solvsten who lives here.

The mosque in the development accommodates up to 700 worshippers and has been designed to minimise energy and water consumption. It is well insulated to prevent thermal heat and is cooled using high-efficiency AC systems. The mosque is also fitted with LED lighting.

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