24 Jul '13, 8am

[COVER STORY] Can Singapore's urban farmers make locavorism work?

[COVER STORY] Can Singapore's urban farmers make locavorism work?

Let’s get real: eating a completely locally-grown diet on The Little Red Dot’s never going to happen. We simply don’t have the space. But that hasn’t stopped plenty of homegrown food enthusiasts from trying. There’s even a bunch of government incentives available for aspiring farmers, from the Food Fund—where the AVA co-funds R&D in local food farming technology—to the Skyrise Greenery incentive scheme, which offers subsidies up to 50% of the installation cost for green roofs and vertical gardens. The government has also set aside $12 million for initiatives under NParks’ Landscape Industry Productivity Roadmap. It’s all very modern and high tech, and though more traditional farmers will tell you support could be more forthcoming (see Canta~Latt and Quan Fa Organic Farm, below), the general situation sounds promising. Plus, eating local is just plain cool. Folks all over t...

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