If you’ve always wanted to grow your own greens, but never quite knew where to start, consider yourself sorted. Urban farming consultancy Pocket Greens has started a first-ever traveling farm, to help educate Singaporeans on growing edible gardens.
In the form of a recycled container, The Travelling Farm will make pit stops at three locations across the island—its current location Bougainvillea Park (where it has been operating since Dec last year), Raffles Place Park, and Dhoby Ghaut Green. The farm will stay at each location for three months, during which in-house experts will promote and educate on express gardening, with specific emphasis on fuss-free microgreens that can be grown quickly.
Visitors will be privy to videos on express gardening, quick tips, as well as interactive workshops teaching you how to grow your own greens. It’s basically a quick and easy way to learn what you’ve always wanted about farm-to-table, without stepping into a real farm deep in the recesses of Lim Chu Kang.
Pocket Greens was first founded in 2012 by local entrepreneur Eng Ting Ting, who herself grew up in an orchid farming family. Her early experiences of dining on home-grown greens and caring for plants inspired her to devote her career to teaching people that growing plants isn’t as difficult as it seems.
Urban farming in Singapore has been on the rise for a while, and new initiatives like The Travelling Farm are definitely welcome if it means getting more people interested in food security. On to greener days!