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Malaysia: Growing food crops in urban settings

It is sad that while thousands out there are crying out about joblessness, gulung tikar, retrenchment, goreng sotong, pay cuts, VSSes, terminations, etc., much of the under-utilised land are overflowing with lush green vegetation – of the inedible type.

By Eskay Ong
Daily Express
Nov 29, 2020

Excerpt:

Some people may call it urban farming, urban agriculture, food plant cultivation, community plot farming or town agriculture or whatever it is, but in the final analysis, it refers to the same issue, that is, food production within urban areas. To all intents and purposes, these terms are freely interchangeable and refer to one and the same matter within the context of this story.

KK is a fortunate city as it still has vast stretches of unused or under-utilised lands which appears to be quite tempting for squatters both illegal and legal. Should the authorities decide to roll out a honey-coated ball, the ants and bees will definitely come to partake of the juicy windfall.

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Canada: August 1942, Response from the Federal Government to Request for Victory Garden Support

Victory Gardens in Montreal.

The growing shortage of labour may by next spring make it necessary to adopt an entirely different attitude, and encouragement of vegetable production in urban home gardens may become necessary.

Ottawa,
August 6th, 1942.

To: R. W. Mayhew, Esq., M.P.,
3125 Beach Drive,
Victoria, BC

Dear Mr. Mayhew:

In the absence of the Minister, your letter of July 30th with its enclosure of a communication from an organization entitled “Victory Garden Brigade,” of Victoria, B.C., has been referred to me for reply.

I note that the opinion of the above organization is that this Department should encourage an all-out campaign for home vegetable production, and also the reference to advice given by the Department with respect to 1942 garden plans.

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