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.
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.
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.
Below are some of the resources and tips that you may want to explore in the area of urban farming in Singapore.
NParks Gardening with Edibles (Youtube)
Singapore green lady (Youtube)
Hydroponics - A short introduction
Hydroponic Kit Demonstration
How to grow seeds in hydroponics
A beginners guide: Hydroponic Nutrients
A beginners guide: pH in hydroponics