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Malaysia: Interest in Klang Valley community gardens grows as gardening becomes cool again during Covid-19

Clockwise from left: Kebun Komuniti USJ 12 permanent volunteers Esther Tan, Karen Tan, Yeong Kong Foo, Edward Tan and Izzaham Idris. ? Picture by Choo Choy May

“Community gardens provide not just food security but also build community togetherness.”

By Melanie Chalil
Malay Mail
Dec 30, 2020


If there was one thing the pandemic taught many people around the world ? besides the importance of handwashing ? it’s that the act of growing your own food can be comforting in times of uncertainty.

In the UK, gardening became the second most popular lockdown activity in the after watching television as many were forced to stay to curb the spread of Covid-19, a GlobalData survey found.

Now that gardening is back in trend, community gardens in the Klang Valley have blossomed into launching pads for those tinkering on the idea of being self-sustainable once the movement control order (MCO) eased up.

As these green spaces become more vital for many urban dwellers to access organically grown produce, especially during a pandemic, Malay Mail spoke to two Klang Valley community gardens to find out more.

Read the complete article here.