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  • Urban Agriculture in Seoul
    [Mayor Park Won Soon’s Hope Journal 531]

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    Last night, we had an overnight discussion, at Dobong Forestville, about urban agriculture in Seoul. Cities with a higher quality of life have more advanced urban agriculture, as you can see from Vancouver and Berlin. In 2012, Seoul also announced its goal to become an “Urban Agriculture Capital City” and made a number of achievements.

    Yet, we still have a long way to go. Last night, for over two hours, we discussed a number of issues, including ways to expand vegetable gardens in the city, vegetable gardens on rooftops and schools, compost grounds and rotational farming techniques, food waste disposal, governance, support for urban agricultural organizations, cooperation with the international community, etc.

    After all talking about all that, we finally went to bed, and I’ve just woken up.

    My body feels a bit heavy, but I feel great and refreshed!