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City Shares Achievements of Farm City Implementation

Taipei City Government organized a special event to showcase the achievements of the pilot land plots under the Farm City initiative on June 26. During the event, the mayor joined representatives from organizations adopting farming plots in signing the Farm City Contract.
Mayor Ko Wen-je remarked that implementation of Farm City is a major policy for his administration. He took the opportunity to express his gratitude to former Taipei Mayor Huang Ta-chou for providing guidance.
After six months of continued effort, the Public Works Department has successfully created a more countryside-like appearance to the environment around city hall. The experimental plots established at plazas and squares around city hall building is subdivided into six separate zones.
Among these areas, three will be available for adoption by organizations. The remaining three areas, maintained by Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO), include the edible crops zone, the aromatic plants zone, and the herb and beverage plant zone.
During his address, the mayor noted that he constantly reminds PSLO Director Chang Yu-huei to seek out former Mayor Huang for advice. Regarding the implementation of Farm City, Ko stressed that initial success will likely come from schools – especially elementary and middle schools where the students have less pressure from exams. His believes that with a funding of NT$90,000 for each school to implement a one-semester-long program would be useful in educating the kids in this area.