25 Nov '14, 10am

Urban farmers: Growing own greens fast becoming food trend in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Vegetable farms in Singapore? Lim Chu Kang isn't the only area in the country where edible greens are grown. From private balconies, to office premises, and neighbourhood plots, a growing number of folks are digging their fingers into dirt and planting crops. Spa Esprit's CEO Cynthia Chua recently invested in Edible Gardens, an urban farming consultancy firm that helps design and build vegetable gardens for restaurants, schools and homes. Together, they have set up a rooftop garden at Wheelock Place which is used for planting vegetables and herbs. The harvest will be for use in Spa Esprit's Tippling Club restaurant. "I've always like the idea of farming, and was inspired by the rose farms in France. Those roses go into the making of Chanel perfume," says Ms Chua. "Farming and connecting to nature is very on-trend now." She has not started growing vegetables in ...

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