One Palestinian Man's Mission to Make Urban Agriculture More Sustainable

Reubold, Todd
Date Written:  2017-06-12
Publisher:  Global Voices
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.
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