City agriculture sprouts in Korea

April 14, 2014 0 Comments

By Suk Gee-hyun (

Lee Yong-ja and Yoo Myung-sub are often seen on the street in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, covered in dirt, carrying gardening tools and plastic bags filled with lettuce and peppers from a hill behind their apartment.

“It’s exciting that you can grow something edible, without having to worry about pesticides or feeling doubtful about its safety,” said Lee, a 60-year-old housewife.

Frustrated by the numerous food scandals that have made the headlines in recent years, Koreans are taking matters into their own hands to keep their dinner tables safe.