Founded in 2015, Urban Hijau is a sustainable one acre urban farm located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. As a social enterprise, Urban Hijau is dedicated to using the principles of permaculture (natural ecological design) to spur a movement in Malaysia towards urban sustainability in food production, waste management and general living. Urban Hijau is located on a one–acre site and grows over 150 varieties of fruits, herbs and vegetables. Urban Hijau has been operating for the past one year a 800 square foot aquaponics unit, producing over 600 tilapia fish and several tons of organic leafy vegetables and herbs, including roquette salad, mint, kale, spinach and others.
Since the MCO, Urban Hijau has opened up a Sunday market which has attracted a steadily increasing number of community visitors and youth who have been fascinated by this sustainable showcase.