Dubai’s Falconcity of Wonders launches initiative to promote urban farming

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Falconcity of Wonders, Dubai’s iconic integrated complex and a subsidiary of Salem Ahmad AlMoosa Enterprises, has launched the Green Revolution month to encourage people to lead healthy and sustainable lifestyles through the concept of urban farming.

The initiative, which will take place every Friday from February 18 to March 11, 2022, in the Falconcity of Wonders’ dedicated urban farming area, is aimed toward people of all ages and includes a variety of activities for both children and adults. The goal is to raise public awareness about urban farming and to provide visitors with the knowledge and skills they need to practice it and improve their well-being in the Falconcity community.

The Green Revolution month will introduce to farming techniques such as the hydroponic farming system where crops are grown in water instead of soil and with minimal effort, and the Dronii Dutch Bucket System which promotes how to grow herbs and flowering plants such as tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, brinjals, beans, and okra.

Salem Ahmad Almoosa
Salem Ahmad Almoosa
Founder & Chairman
Falconcity of Wonders

“The UAE has been making consistent efforts to increase self-reliance and improve food security and diversity while also focusing on sustainability. The urban farming method encourages a healthy and sustainable lifestyle that promotes community spirit. Falconcity is committed to making healthy and fresh produce more accessible by providing communities with the opportunity to learn more about independent farming and nutrition. Falconcity of Wonders is proud to launch this initiative that will have tremendous environmental and social benefits to the country.”

The initiative also plans to hold activities such as open organic vegetable field visits, ornamental plants nursery visits, vegetable seed germination, plants and vegetables plantation, plants and vegetables watering, organic and inorganic soil media preparation, and vegetable packing.

There will also be a session on vegetables and plants disease and pest identification and how to control them, and individualized advice sessions with Falconcity’s greenhouse expert for residents who are interested to implement the green initiative in their villas.

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