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Urban Farming

About

The Ngee Ann Kongsi Library @SIT welcomes a new green initiative as part of our nation's drive towards the Singapore Green Plan 2030.  In collaboration with Food, Chemical and Biotechnology (FCB) together with Professional Officers Department, we would like to cultivate urban farming interests in the community by providing a space for farming activities. Through various programmes and activities, we aim to encourage food resilience by contributing back to the community. The Library provides opportunities for the community to experience growing hydroponic edible plants right in the heart of campus.

Hydroponics Rack

 

A 4 tier hydroponics rack is situated near the Staff Lounge area

at Level 2 of the University Resource Centre.

Each tier can hold up to 32 plants.

Each vegetation cycle takes between 4-6 weeks before you can harvest. 

  • For the pilot, each participant will be allocated with 1 tier of the rack ( 32 slots) to grow vegetables. 
  • Briefing and training will be provided before the planting

 

FULLY BOOKED!

 

Types of Vegetables

The Library will provide seeds for the following types of vegetables. The list is not just limited to these. Users can suggest and bring their own seeds for planting.

Urban Farming in Singapore

Below are some of the resources and tips that you may want to explore in the area of urban farming in Singapore.

Singapore's Green Plan 2030

NParks Gardening Resources

NParks Gardening with Edibles (Youtube)

Hydroponics farming in HDB

Tips to start urban farming in Singapore

Singapore green lady (Youtube)

Self-learning Videos

Hydroponics - A short introduction

Hydroponic Kit Demonstration

 

How to grow seeds in hydroponics

 

A beginners guide: Hydroponic Nutrients

A beginners guide: pH in hydroponics