The Thriving Gardens at the Heart of Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas

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Takeaways:

  • In a favela in Rio de Janeiro, Manguinhos, residents have cultivated the largest community vegetable garden in Latin America.
  • Without the use of artificial fertilizers, the community is able to produce two tons of food per month.
  • The gardens offer employment and affordable food to several deprived neighborhoods in the city.

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