Bandung Berkebun

Movement to popularize creative gardening in highly densed urban areas

Description

Bandung Berkebun is an urban farming initiative that aims to transform the city´s unproductive land and negative spaces into urban gardens. The initiative also counts with a Nature School Program to educate the youth, adults and seniors through instructive and innovative activities about gardening and green life style, in order to build an environmentally sustainable system to uplift communities.

Results

  • Improves the quality of urban environment
  • Reduces living cost, pollution and stress levels
  • Promotes healthy eating

Did you know?

Bandung Berkebun is part of a national initiative called Indonesia Berkebun, which initiated in the city of Jakarta in 2010 by a casual chat through Twitter. The initiative was awarded as “Web-Heroes” by Google Inc.

Sustainability and Replicability

The costs to implement urban gardens are not high, as the main resources needed are seeds and organic pesticides and fertilizers. Therefore, the initiative is very easy to be replicated: in Indonesia, urban farming movements such as Bandung Berkebun are present in 14 other cities of the country, under the name “Indonesia Berkebun”.

Lessons learned

Community gardening is a healthy, inexpensive activity that brings people closer to nature, and allows them to interact with each other in a socially, meaningful and physically productive way.

Take action

Be part of the urban farming movement! Contact the initiative and learn more on how you can replicate this idea in your city.

 

 

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