Winter melon soup. from the edible garden.

Goodness from the edible garden. Winter melon soup courtesy of the neighbour who cultivated the plant from seed over 5 months, and my mum who added all the ingredients into a thermo pot.

Got reminded on how meat no longer appeals to me… There is this meat taste that I don’t like. largely removed meat from my food choices now, except with family. A reminder of a journey, small changes, small choices, but significant over time.

Winter melon soup. from the edible garden :)

Winter melon soup. from the edible garden :)

Oh what a delight! Each bite is just so precious lady fingers from the edible garden.

Okra with sambal. Yum!

Okra with sambal. Yum!

Happiness is…

Happiness is… Mum walking up to me with 2 different types of chillis that are meant for cooking, and saying, “Let’s plant these chillis!” Out came the seedling tray, lit bit of compost, and a lil bit of salt… Not sure what the salt is for, but apparently it helps the seeds to germinate faster :)

home-cooked veggies from the edible garden

This plate of home-cooked sambal sweet potato leaves is extra *special*… because they came from the community edible garden :)

Sambal sweet potato leaves. Extra special

Sambal sweet potato leaves. Extra special

Mini harvest at community’s edible garden

 

Spent the late morning at my community’s edible garden. We had our second mini harvest, this time of sweet potato & lettuce leaves!  One of the neighbours kindly taught us how to cut the plants so that they can continue growing, and also how to cook the harvested leaves. :)

Learning how to harvest sweet potato & lettuce leaves

Learning how to harvest sweet potato & lettuce leaves. Photo credit: Lydia

Grown to order

:) Tie-ups between local farmers & chefs. Good tasting food that is also healthier, ethical, traceable & good for the environment.

ST - Grown to order

ST – Grown to order

Edible garden outing & volunteering session

Open to all interested in growing your own food, sustainability, gardening, being in touch with nature…. 

Sat morning, ComCrop *SCAPE
Where: *SCAPE
Timing: 9.30am to 11am
Dress code: casual, no heels or tight skirts (you will be walking on the roof)

Meet at *SCAPE Toast Box. We will head up to the roof level, to help set-up a commercial edible farm in the heart of Orchard Road, on the rooftop of *SCAPE. This ComCrop farm is designed and managed by polytechnic students, and will grow fresh vegetables and herbs to supply to restaurants across the island.

We can help cut back basil and germinate seeds.

PM me if you are coming along!
Sunday, garden session
Where: Pavilion’s edible garden at Pavilion Playground park (beside Pavilion Park estate)
Timing: start 9.30am, end 12nn
Bring: garden tools

NParks’ workers will help us move bags of soil and gravel, and consolidate them within the allocated edible garden area. The bags had been deposited near the park entrance and in a grass area off the hard court, as vehicles could not enter the park. They will also remove a portion of the dug up soil.

We will transplant butterfly-attracting plants, given to us by NParks under the new NParks/SW CDC’S “Tengah Nature Way” initiative. The intention behind Tengah Nature Way is to create a green corridor for butterflies and birds, for that there are suitable plants connecting the Bukit Timah and Central Catchment Nature Reserves with the SAFTI Live-Firing Area.

The herb spiral is nearing completion, and we will also check in on the planted veggies and herbs.