Creating Rio de Janeiro's largest urban garden
Lucrecia Franco

Well before the COVID-19 outbreak, a Rio de Janeiro initiative began creating organic gardens in the city's favelas.

Now, one of them is aiming to become the world's largest organic urban garden, which could potentially help alleviate the current food crisis.

Meet Julio Cesar Barros, an agronomist,and the creator of "Hortas Cariocas" – or "Carioca Gardens" in English – which he named after the city's residents who call themselves "cariocas."

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