Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) recognised top community gardens in its annual programme at a prize-giving ceremony.
“We want to recognise residents committees (JKP) that embark on community gardens in their respective zones,” MPS’ Public Relations Unit said in a statement.
Garden 8 Community Garden in Taman Perwira Gombak (Zone 2 JKP) was crowned champion in the Best Community Garden category.
They also won the MPS President’s Special Prize and took home more than RM5,000 in cash.
The RM2,000 second prize in the Best Community Garden category went to Kampung Melayu Pekan Rawang Community Garden (Zone 15 JKP) while Kampung Baru Batu Caves (Zone 8 JKP) won the third prize of RM1,000.
Consolation prizes of RM500 were also given to nine finalists in the same category.
Taman Samudera KRT Community Garden (Zone 5 JKP) earned the top spot in the Best Community Garden Maintenance category and won RM1,000 in cash.
There was also a Best Community Garden Plot category, where 11 neighbourhoods each won RM200.
The statement added that the best plot category served to recognise spaces within a single neighbourhood, with winners growing specific plants such as zucchini, long bean, cabbage, Brazilian spinach, cucumber or chilli.
“MPS hopes that this initiative will benefit residential neighbourhoods and set an example for other communities.
“We also hope these communities will continue their efforts towards greening the municipality,” said the statement.
MPS president Datuk Mohd Yazid Sairi as well as acting deputy president and Treasury Department director Az’har Samsuri gave away the prizes.