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Greater Jakarta: Urban farming groups thrive in S. Jakarta

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 12 2019   /  01:59 am

Urban farming groups in South Jakarta have proven that citizens of the capital can produce their own vegetables despite the city’s limited space.

Kebayoran Lama Selatan subdistrict head Fachrudin announced on Thursday that two farming groups in the area had produced 149 kilograms of vegetable crops.

“Some of the crops are sold to other residents while the rest is shared among those who helped take care of the farm,” Fachrudin said as reported by wartakota.tribunnews.com.

The yield, Fachrudin added, had proven that the residents had the ability to plant their own vegetables, despite limited garden space and difficulties in finding the proper planting soil in the capital city. All 12 community units (RWs) in his area have their own farming group.

“We keep encouraging residents to leverage space around their houses for urban farming because that can suppo...