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“30 by 30” – Singapore Government’s Goal Through Urban Farming

Rapid urbanization towards the end of the 20th century drastically reduced agricultural land in Singapore resulting in a heavy reliance on imports for its food needs. Read about how the government and its people turn adversities into opportunities.

5 Vegetables You Can Easily Grow At Home

With over 90 per cent of the food imported, it is no secret that Singapore struggles to feed itself, relying on food producers from over 160 countries. While diversifying food sources helps alleviate some of these issues, it also creates an unsustainable reliance on ships,...

More Spaces For Singapore’s Community Gardeners

Singapore prides itself on being a garden city and Singaporeans are getting more opportunities to help it keep its reputation. The National Parks Board (NParks) is leasing out garden space in its parks for the first time to community gardeners. It aims to build 1,000...

‘Closed Loop’ Urban Farm In Singapore Tackles Food Waste With Insects

Citizen Farm has been using the black soldier fly to help grow its vegetables, as food for its fish and to help tackle food waste - the first in Singapore to incorporate these insects as part of farming practice. The "closed loop" farm runs on...

The Urban Farming Pioneer Who Wants To Feed The City’s Soul

For four years after giving up his corporate job which was making him miserable, Bjorn Low spend a happy four years working on organic farms in far-flung places such as Scotland, Spain and Japan. How could one farm without land? While looking around Singapore, the...

Urban Farming In Singapore Has Moved Into A New, High-Tech Phase

Urban farms have always been popular with gardeners in Singapore, especially those who volunteer at neighbourhood community gardens. Urban farming has become more high-tech and, well, urban. Urban farmers have started growing food in restaurants and taken over unused rooftop carpark spaces to set up garden...

Singapore: Learning To Grow Own Food In Urban Setting

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Mr Cheng, 30, a co-founder of a creative consultancy, says: "Most of the time, we don't know where our fresh produce is imported from and if it is free from pesticides or chemical fertilisers. I became interested in having more control of what I...