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Vertical gardens transform urban neighborhood

  • Musthofid

  /   Tue, December 3 2019   /  02:10 am
Green and ripe: A women harvests water spinach from a hydroponic installation in a neighborhood in Pengadegan, South Jakarta. (JP/Musthofid)(JP/Musthofid)

Green and ripe: A women harvests water spinach from a hydroponic installation in a neighborhood in Pengadegan, South Jakarta. (JP/Musthofid)A small and densely populated neighborhood in South Jakarta has transformed itself from being unknown into becoming a world attraction, thanks to a hydroponic farming initiative.The welcome sign, which reads Kampung Hidroponik, hangs over the entrance gate to a narrow but green alley, both sides adorned with green vegetables grown in installed pipes.Across the houses, the vertical gardens have been put up against a perimeter wall and newly painted murals add color and brightness to the greenery.The new look of the environment has been brought about by a hydroponic project in the Pengadegan subdistrict launched two years ago and jointly sponsored by Zurich Insurance, the International Federation of the Red Cross and its national affiliate.“The wall ...