MPSJ distributes planting kits to encourage urban farming

Ganabatirau (centre) potting a plant to mark the launch of the programme. With him are (from left) his special officer Mohd Tarmizi Lazim, Selangor Agriculture Department deputy director Anuar Tawe and MPSJ Landscape Department senior assistant director Azlina Mat Salim.

IN AN effort to encourage urban farming, Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) held an event to educate participants from B40 community gardens.

MPSJ Corporate and Strategic Management Department deputy director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid said in a statement that the programme aimed to encourage residents to plant crops within their residential areas.

This will indirectly help them save on grocery expenses and generate a side income.

MPSJ had organised a programme to distribute planting kits, seeds and seedlings to B40 community garden participants at Dewan Putra Heights, Subang Jaya.

Selangor socio-economic empowerment, development and caring government committee chairman V. Ganabatirau, who is also Kota Kemuning assemblyman, launched the event.

The programme is a collaboration between MPSJ, the assemblyman’s office, Agriculture Department and community garden participants.

MPSJ’s community garden programme was launched in 2013.

There are 69 community gardens in the municipality involving 1,034 participants to date.

Various community gardens under MPSJ’s administration have won awards at national and state level competitions over the years.

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