Saturday, December 4, 2010

Roof crops in Gaza

Without land, Gaza farmers grow crops on roofs
Eva Bartlett, The Electronic Intifada, 3 December 2010

Rooftop farming (Eva Bartlett/IPS)
BEIT HANOUN, occupied Gaza Strip (IPS) - "We grow on our roof because we are farmers but have no land now," says Moatassan Hamad, 21, from Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.

"Our family is large and thankfully what we grow feeds us," he says. They grow a variety of staple vegetables.

"Cabbage and eggplants in winter, and endochriyya [a plant used for making soup] and chili and garlic and onions in summer. And other things that we can sell, like flowers and palm tree seedlings."

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