Urban Farming for Social Change with Kaniza Shafie of Kebun Kota


What is an urban farm? What can we do if we only have one tiny balcony? Is an urban farm sustainable financially? What are the ways that we can get started on farming especially in cities? What kinds of crops or vegetables should we grow in order to prevent wastage? What do we do with excess vegetables and fruits if we do grow them for ourselves? What is Kebun Kota doing with Radtanaphon farm in Luang Prabang, Laos and what do they grow there?

These are some of the questions that Krista asks of Kaniza Shafie, the co-founder of Kebun Kota, Kuantan, Pahang in Episode #9 of our ongoing Redbox Studio FB Live series.

Kaniza is an architect with her own business. She’s also a mother of five children and two grandchildren. She lives with her family in the quiet beach town of Kuantan, Pahang.

She also manages Kebun Kota, a social enterprise and an actual 14-acre farm in Kuantan, Pahang where it is all about sustainable farming, growing food crops that enable the community to benefit from fresher, organic produce such as vegetables and fruits and even organically reared fish! (The fish are fed with plant-based food such as duckweed.)

She is also involved in Roots, a cafe by Kebun Kota. Roots is a community marketplace, cafe and shop in Kuantan where they actively teach and share life skills like soap-making and more.

More at https://www.kebunkota.com.my

The Redbox Studio FB Live series focuses on entrepreneurship, marketing and/or leadership. Krista Goon of Redbox Studio is the host of this series.

We started this during the Malaysian Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020 because we wanted to share valuable and interesting information with people who follow us on our Facebook page as well as provide value-add through visibility and publicity to our clients. We host interviews every fortnight and they’re all FB Live sessions with friends and people from Malaysia and around the world.

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