26 Jun '11, 3pm

Organic gardens set to sprout up #Singapore @straits_times

Organic gardens set to sprout up #Singapore @straits_times

Bukit Panjang SMC Member of Parliament and North West mayor Dr Teo Ho Pin (in black) plants pandan leaves and lemongrass in the soil together with founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall (in green) and other Bukit Panjang residents after the launch of the ComCrop urban farms at Bukit Panjang Park. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN IN A corner of Bukit Panjang Park, a pocket-sized organic garden is taking root. The plot, the size of a couple of ping-pong tables, is the first of five community crop farming (ComCrop) projects to be set up in the neighbourhood by next year, and the first such neighbourhood project islandwide. It was launched on Sunday by North West district mayor and Member of Parliament for Bukit Panjang Teo Ho Pin, to teach local community gardeners new farming techniques and boost both community spirit and food security. Unlike c...

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