Young Indonesians Green Their Concrete City

Young Indonesians Green Their Concrete City

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Urban agriculture Chicago City Farm CC Linda FlickrYoung Indonesians are breathing new life into their polluted concrete capital city with little more than buckets of soil and seeds.

A group of mostly young professionals, known as Gardening Indonesia, has joined the global urban farming movement, converting vacant patches of land between Jakarta’s skyscrapers into lush green vegetable gardens.

Where an eyesore dumping ground once stood on 2.5-acres, the gardeners grow tomatoes, cucumbers, corn and chillies.

(READ the AFP story in the Jakarta Globe)