25 Aug 2018: Urban Farm and Feast Market

The Hive Lavender, who have hosted a couple of our events, have organised the Urban Farm & Feast Market for 25 August. It will feature a marketplace and workshops among other activities, entry to the marketplace is free. More details below!

Join our local farmer’s market for an exciting day of ‘fresh’ ideas, Urban Farming workshopsdemonstrations and culinary delights. 

‘Do you know where your food really comes from?’

Take the opportunity to meet local farmers & vendors selling their produce, sharing their knowledge on healthy eating and discover more about sustainable food sources available here in Singapore.

‘Urban Farm & Feast Market’ is the perfect chance to understand and appreciate where your food comes from. Educate yourselves on nutrition and get the low down on Urban farming from ‘Farm to Table’ through a variety of interesting & interactive workshops and screenings. More so you can do some guilt free shopping at our ‘Urban Farm & Feast’ Marketplace, where you can purchase fresh goods and ‘support local’.

Our aim? – To bring the community together, celebrate local farming, and of course to grow our knowledge on sustainability. What better way to spend your Saturday than over fresh home-grown organic food and interactive learning?

Workshop Schedule:

12:00 – 1:00: Juicing for Health
1:00 – 2:00: Soil Class with @The Tender Gardener
2:00 -3:00: Build your Own Terrarium with @The Green Co.
2:30 – 3:30: Grow Your Own Herbs
3:30 – 5:00: Farm to Table Workshop
5:00-6:00: Yoghurt Making Workshop

So what are you waiting for?

There’s something for everyone, so bring your whole family down and join us on 25th August at the Hive Lavender. Get your tickets here!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Tickets sold are non-refundable.
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Homefarm as the next generation of retirement housing in Singapore

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Architectural firm, SPARK, has conceptualised a way to address two distinct social issues of an ageing population and food security in Singapore – by building a large apartment complex offering aged care facilities with allocated space for vegetable farming using soil-based and aquaponic methods, and opportunities for seniors to enjoy a good quality of life as well as to make a living.

Named ‘Homefarm’, this concept includes soil-based linear planting beds up to rooftop level as well as vertical growing on the building facade using aquaponics, and even a marketplace, so resident seniors can opt to work in jobs ranging from planting to harvesting to sales and delivery.

SPARK also intends for the building to exceed current Green Mark requirements and government city greening ideals, and has incorporated plans for agricultural bi-product waste to feed a bio-mass power plant, which will be translated to energy for use in public areas.

The firm is looking for a developer to get behind the project, for more details, please visit http://www.sparkarchitects.com/work/homefarm#1.

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Photos courtesy of SPARK 

Green Drinks Event: The Future of Food Farming in Singapore

In the last year, we have seen increasing interest in urban farming by the community, and we now have more than two urban rooftop farming initiatives in the city, as well as a growing number of businesses specialising in urban food farming systems. Join us this month as we hear from a few pioneers in the urban farming revolution!

Held at the very cool pop up farm, NÓNG- by edible gardens, this interesting session features Bjorn Low of Edible Gardens, Allan Lim of The Living! Project, and Andras Kristof of Homegrw. Find out what they have been working on and what plans they have for the near future.

Date and Time: 27 February, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Venue: Nong (by Edible Gardens), 6th floor, People’s Park Complex, 1 Park Road

RSVP: greendrinkssingapore@gmail.com or our Facebook events page
Food & Beverages: Nothing But Green will be selling healthy sandwiches, salads and bottled drinks.

Admission: Entry to this event is by contribution. As we are now a registered society, every cent counts to helping us put together programmes for the community :) 

See you there!