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Singapore: The National Parks Board leasing out garden space in its parks to community gardeners

A garden display at NParks’ Community Garden Festival. NParks is leasing out garden space in its parks to community gardeners.

It aims to build 1,000 of these “allotment gardens” in 10 parks by 2019. Each 2.5 sq m plot costs $57 a year for up to three years.

Samantha Boh
StraitsTimes
Dec 27, 2017

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Singapore prides itself on being a garden city and these days, Singaporeans are getting more opportunities to help it keep its reputation.

The move sprung up in response to a growing interest in gardening here.

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The Farm at Los Olivos: Phoenix project ‘like the Desert Botanical Garden of agriculture’

The project would convert a four-acre plot on the west end of Los Olivos Park into a farm, education center and park concession.

By Dominic Armato
The Republic
Dec. 26, 2017

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Almost half of the 4 acres would consist of a farm and orchard that would educate the public and supply the park’s on-site concession.

“For me, this is the culmination of generations of work,” Moore says.

While a small portion of the farm would include a more diverse selection of crops for educational purposes, Moore and Mei are designing an actual, small-scale working farm.

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