READY, SET, GROW! “A Little Green Kampung In The City” – 8th Issue, October 2017.The space was being eyed by a private corporation for development when the residents decided they would much rather have a green spot. And that, simply, is how this award-winning edible community garden in USJ6, Subang Jaya, began in 2015. This community garden in USJ6 has all the plants and herbs you’d normally see in village gardens..“Previously, we didn’t have an ongoing, continuous programme that brought residents together. This garden brings people in almost every day. We also wanted to make this area more environmentally friendly and ceria (lively).” said Dr Sairin Salleh, chairman of the 344-member persatuan penduduk (residents’ association)..“You can’t replace a living garden with artificial plants. When you touch a plastic plant, you can’t feel anything, it’s just hard plastic. When you touch a real plant, you can feel there’s life in it. And where there’s life, there’s love. You need love to grow all the plants,” said Carol Teng, a financial planner and avid gardener at the USJ6 community garden..Dr Sairin also mentioned that the garden also supports residents who don’t have the opportunity to balk kampung to do their gardening or farming activities..Read more about the USJ 6 community and their kampung in the city in Star2, The Star* #eatsshootsandroots #garden #ReadySetGrowESR #TheStar* Don’t forget to get your copy of The Star newspaper today!