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Hipsters in Brooklyn aren’t the only ones making rooftop gardens – one incredible man has created a micro-farm. Said Salim Abu Nasser has made his 200 square meter rooftop into a hydroponic Eden, right in the heart of Palestine.

He started growing his own vegetables because he worried that most of the produce that he was getting at this local markets had been exposed to potentially harmful pesticides. So, he constructed polystyrene panels to hold the plants while their roots dangle into the water system which has been enriched with all the nutrients plants need to grow.

Nasser claims that with one square meter on his rooftop he can provide the same amount of food that is grown on ten square meters of traditional farmland. As far as pesticides go, Nasser sprays diluted garlic on his plants to keep the bugs away instead of the chemical mixtures most farmers use. After six years of hard work, Said Salim Abu Nasser’s farm produces 7,700 pounds of clean, organic produce for his community. It is so incredible to see this man going out of his way to provide healthy food for his community, especially considering the struggles people in the area are facing.

Nasser is an inspiration to all of us amateur urban farmers and his successes should motivate us to emulate him in our own cities and on our own rooftops. Eating organic, local produce is one the best things you can do for yourself.  Plus it’s healthy for the planet too. Growing your own vegetables reduces carbon emissions by eliminating the transportation and refrigeration cost that are required to get produce to supermarkets and keep it fresh.

For more great tips on growing your own vegetables, click here.

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2 comments on “One Man is Starting a Food Revolution in Gaza by Growing Organic Produce for His Community (VIDEO)”

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Françoise Le Faou
1 Years Ago

A great initiative to show us we can use better ways to produce food. Congratulations !!!

Mel Di Cicco
1 Years Ago

Stacy Danielle Beard

Mark John Fryant
1 Years Ago

I cook for a living and I do\'nt eat the food I cook because I can read whats in it..Mono sodium Amalgamate, Sodium aluminum phosphate..This man is a genus

Barbara Paz
1 Years Ago

This is wonderful. He\'s like an oasis of life in a society where they put most of their resources into killing and destuction. he says he wants to live in peace even with the insects with his organic pesticde as not to kill insects. I like this guy!

He\'s a revolutionary in many ways. I\'m sure there are many more wonderful people like him in Gaza wanting to build a better society for future generations, but the fanatic politicians will not allow their people to create a new society. This fine gentleman will stay an oasis of life in the middle of hate and destruction (of it\'s own people).

I would love to know what exactly his safe organic pestide is made up of and use it on my garden vegies. I usually lose out to the insects.

I would love to know what

Carmelle Bachman
1 Years Ago

I've seen a lot of this lately. So maybe humans are learning. I can only hope

Susan Mcnamara-Foster
1 Years Ago

This is so good....maybe now they will stop killing wildlife

Zosia Holeshowski
1 Years Ago

Well done, so inspiring- we do not need chemicals to grow food. I wish all food was grown like this. Great respect.


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