NEWS ON URBAN FARM
Straits Times: Grow veggies, and help low-income student
by Priscilla Goy
Grow an eduction fund for the needy while growing your own vegetables.
That is what some residents in Bukit Panjang have been doing at a new "vertical farm" set up in the area in August.
Grow an education fund for the needy while growing your own vegetables.
That is what some residents in Bukit Panjang have been doing at a new “vertical farm” set up in the area in August.
Residents can rent 20 trays of compost, slotted into a rack, for $50 a month, and 40 per cent of the rent goes to a fund for students from low-income families.
Causes Week 2014: Growing A Fund For The Needy
by SPH RazorTV
Grow an education fund for the needy while growing your own veggies. That is what some residents in Bukit Panjang have been doing, after a new “vertical farm” was set up in the area in August this year. People can rent trays of compost – at $50 a month for a rack of 20 trays – and 40 per cent of the rent goes to a fund for students from low-income families.
Sow, Harvest & Eat: Urban Farming So Simple That Kids Can Do it!
Every kid should know where his/her food comes from, and have at least a basic knowledge of how to plant and nurture a seed to its tasty fruition. Or at least that is what the wifey and I believe in.
And how much more fun can acquiring this skill be than getting one's hands dirty and experiencing the tasty rewards of their own handiwork?
So when a reader alerted me to a hidden gem tucked away on the top of a hill in Bukit Panjang, I was immediately game to bring my monkies down for a lesson in nature.
Fun with Sun, Seeds and Soil @Urban Farm & Barn
by Life's Tiny Miracles
Last Sunday, we had an experience which kept us quite intrigued, not fully knowing what to expect and yet we walked away totally enriched at the end. What are we talking about?
You see, we learnt from our friend, CheekyMonkies about a farm tucked surreptitiously 'on top of Bukit Panjang hill' which allows famillies to plant their own veggies. While we are not familiar with the concept of such farms but somewhere 'on top of a hill' knocked us off a little - as far as we know, there are no hills in Singapore except in Bukit Timah. Boy, how wrong we were!
Urban Farm & Barn
I had visited Urban Farm and Barn sometime at the end of last year but did not get around to blogging about it till now. The concept is quite interesting. They rent you trays and will look after your plants for you in a greenhouse environment. Every now and then, you harvest your trays, bring the veggies home and eat them.
You're supposed to grow micro-greens but I noted that there were trays and trays of HUGE luscious salads in one corner of the green house. A customer had improvised a system that allowed him/her to grow pretty big salads.