9 Nov – Garden’s 1st birthday!

A garden is truly the community’s when it is nurtured, cared for and celebrated by a community. It was always in the back of our minds that we started creating the garden in Nov 2013. On double-checking our photo records, we realised that the date for the garden’s 1st birthday was on a Sunday, and…

18 Oct – Nature Co’s visit and more :)

By schedule, our group activity for this week is actually Sunday morning. We re-scheduled to Saturday morning for this week as Nature Company (which is sponsoring knowledge, equipment, compost, etc to us over a 6-month period) can only come down to our garden on 3rd Saturday of the month, from 9am. On our request, they  brought along…

Reflections that stemmed from the garden’s launch.

It’s been nearly a week since “Pavilion Celebrates”, an event that seemed like the appropriate culmination for all the reasons the garden is there. Sure, it is a little strange to think of the garden as “award-winning” even before it’s launched, but that’s how it happened. Now that it’s launched, It is amazing to think back and…

and… the garden is launched!!

It has been a really busy weekend, with last-minute preparations for an afternoon of celebrations – starting with a green carnival, followed potluck, launch of the edible garden, lantern stroll & guessing of mid-autumn riddles. The garden was launched by Ms. Low Yen Ling, who holds a multitude of government posts, but is really welcomed…

Second visit by CIB Awards judges

Thursday morning. There were quite a number of neighbours (15?) hanging around the community garden even though it was already past 9am! We were excitedly waiting for our VIP guests – judging panel from Community-in-Bloom Awards. Some neighbours arrived early, as early as 1hr before! :) We chatted, made new friends, and shared knowledge on…