16 Jan '11, 1pm

400 community gardens taking root

The community gardens are the result of the Community in Bloom (CIB) programme run by the National Parks Board to promote a gardening culture in Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN JOIN the garden party. Residents, students and company employees have been digging in to 'grow' 400 community gardens around the island, up from 100 in 2005 when the Community in Bloom (CIB) programme was launched by the National Parks Board (NParks). These plots - 25sqm to 1,000sqm each - may look like small patches of shrubbery, but look closer and you may spot fruit trees, chilli padi plants and vegetables. One such garden made the news last week, when a lorry ploughed into it, uprooting more than 10 trees. The garden, wrapped around a house in Sunset Heights, Clementi, runs beside 21m of pavement. These gardens can sprout in common spaces in Housing Board estates, plots within a school and a...

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