Local farmers growing vegetables in underused spaces feed Singapore sustainably

Walk around Singapore, and you’ll find people growing vegetables in many corners of the island, from rooftop farms to herb gardens in hotels, community plots near homes, and indoor systems in industrial buildings.

Over the past decade, urban farming has spread and flourished in Singapore, with Mr. Bjorn Low and Mr. Allan Lim, two pioneers in the field, nurturing its growth through Edible Garden City (EGC) and ComCrop, respectively.

While the two men have taken different paths to bring local urban farming to the fore, their shared passion stems from the same roots: To see Singapore become more self-sufficient in food, support locally grown produce, which is better for the environment, and foster community spirit by using farming to bring people together.

Since 2012, EGC has trained scores of urban farmers, created over 270 food gardens in a variety of underused spaces, and inspired countless others to try their hand at urban farming. It was rewarded for its achievements in 2021 when it received the President’s Award for the Environment, Singapore’s highest sustainability accolade. 

Read more at straitstimes.com


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