Phnom Penh is set to be transformed into a sea of green when the inaugural Baitong Festival makes its debut in the Cambodian capital.
The two-day festival aims to inspire green-fingered city dwellers into getting creative with their gardening and inject some green space into the concrete jungle that is modern-day Phnom Penh.
A range of fun activities take in workshops showing how to create and plant your own garden, how to make a flower crown, environmental awareness activities, a recycled art exhibition, compost corner, live paintings, urban gardening and permaculture sessions.
A competition – One man’s trash is another man’s cash – will also see one person crowned the winner for creating a piece of art made from 90 percent of recycled rubbish. They will receive $350 in cash.
Farm to Table and The Pelican Food Company will be putting on nibbles for guests, with Mindful Market and Good Krama on hand to sell their eco-conscious wares.
The free event, put on by The Idea, takes place at The Exchange Square on Jul. 29 and 30.
For more information, visit Baitong Festival on Facebook.