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Singapore: More sign up for lessons to grow own food in urban setting

Ms Mabel Wee with her children, three-year-old Max and six-year-old Meranda Chee, at her community garden plot in Haig Road. Photo: Don Wong For The Straits Times

Urban farming workshops are sprouting in Singapore to teach enthusiasts proper techniques

By Lea Wee
Straits Times
Sept 22, 2017

Excerpt:

Mr Cheng is one of many people here who have signed up for urban farming courses to learn how to grow their own food.

Besides running courses on various urban farming topics, including aquaponics, hydroponics and mushroom growing, Citizen Farm will also be running an agriculture course here later this year.

The year-long course will go into the basics of sustainable urban farming and how to run an agribusiness. It is targeted at both hobbyists and professionals.

Mr Darren Ho, 28, head of Citizen Farm, says: “We want to build a pool of people who are passionate about urban agriculture and farming and let this talent pool be the bedrock of the agriculture industry in Singapore.”

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