One Palestinian Man's Mission to Make Urban Agriculture More Sustainable
Publisher: Global Voices
Date Written: 12/06/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20908
Urban agriculture is playing an increasing role in helping feed communities. The article and accompanying video introduces Salim Abu Naser, a proponent of sustainable agriculture living and working in Gaza City, Palestine.
Excerpt: Abu Nasser has created a 200-square-meter (2,000-square-foot) micro-farm using a hydroponic system and homemade organic pest-control solutions consisting of garlic, pepper, soap and more.
Each year, he produces approximately 3,500 kilograms (7,700 pounds) of food -- enough to feed 30 people. Perhaps more important, though, his urban farm may be a model for others hoping to grow food sustainably at smaller scales.