The Edible City: Urban Gardening and Food Futures of KL

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Day/Date: Saturday, 7 June 2014
Time: 4.00pm – 6.30pm (entry from 3.30pm)
Venue: Glass Lantern Lobby, Menara Bata, PJ Trade Centre


The growing popularity of urban gardening and urban farming is a testament that the future of food lies in how we can best appropriate whatever space available for the purpose of feeding people. In light of rising food prices and a booming global population, food growing should also be returned to the hands of the public, where people take more responsibility in meeting their own food demands.

#BetterCities talk series #6 will look at the limitations and potentialities of expanding urban gardening in Kuala Lumpur. Prior to the panel discussion, there will be an activity inspired by ‘The Public Kitchen’ (http:// where the public will be invited to create a dish out of select ingredients as a means to generate awareness about local and climate friendly foods.


  • Ms. Shao-Lyn Low of Eats, Shoots and Roots
  • Ms. Ili Farhana Norhayat of Gang Chaos
  • Ms. Nova Ceceliana Nelson of Cultivate Central


Our venue partner is Tujuan Gemilang (

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