The city will provide participants with 30,000 won per section (16.5㎡) of farm rental fee and 50% of the purchase cost of small farming equipment. In accordance with the timing of crop cultivation, farming materials such as seedlings, seeds and compost will be provided free of charge in spring and autumn. Eco-friendly pest control will be carried out on farms so that
novice participants can easily participate in urban agriculture.
Seoul citizens and organizations with addresses in the city can apply for participation. Starting this year, the number of sections will be limited to up to three per person in order to provide many citizens with opportunities to participate.
“I expect for urban farmers who grow and harvest healthy food by their own hands on ecofriendly farms,” said Kim Kwang-deok, director of the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s urban agriculture division. “I hope citizens tired of COVID-19 will regain their vitality through natural leisure activities.”