Medini Iskandar Malaysia (MIM) is set to hold the Iskandar Puteri Green: Edible Festival in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, on the 3rd of March. Touted as the biggest green living event to be held in Iskandar Puteri, the event aims to inspire individuals towards making sustainable choices, bringing positive outcomes on health and the environment.
Organised in collaboration with Johor Green, a green platform run by a social enterprise aiming towards a greener Johor, the event is specially curated to promote awareness of how to improve the way we live and consume in our daily lives.
The Edible Festival is also open to the public for free, and visitors to the festival would be able to enjoy and experience the biggest green market to hit Iskandar Puteri, sustainability workshops, cooking showcases, creative performances, and thought-provoking talks in celebration of Iskandar Puteri’s green ecosystem.
The collaboration with Johor Green began with the development of Medini Green Parks, comprising the ‘edible’ and ‘heritage’ components. Equipped with a workshop studio, plant based café, designed gardens and orchards, the five-acre Edible Park is an edible landscape designed to build a community around the important subject of food and how it can be incorporated in sustainable living. The seven-acre Heritage Forest gathers local, native and regional flora in a setting that celebrates wilderness and biodiversity.
“We are very happy to collaborate with Johor Green on the Edible Festival and the development of the Medini Green Parks. This partnership represents a community that is passionate about building a green ecosystem, which is vital to Medini’s identity as a smart, sustainable and health-conscious city. Our developments are meticulously planned to allow residents, workers and visitors alike to experience Medini as a city built within a park,” said Dr James Tee, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of MIM.
Medini City, the Central Business District of Iskandar Puteri is an integrated urban development that covers an area of 2,230 acres. Complementing the modern cityscape of Medini, are 46 carefully designed and themed parks that total up to a land area of about 300 acres.