16 Jan 2016 ~ Aunty shares her knowledge

There’s this very pretty flower plant in our garden. We didn’t know how it came – by bird or human? An auntie who lives down the street, shared that this is 五点花 (five o’clock flower). She told us to pluck the black fruits and press them open to release the white powder inside. This white…

10 Oct ~ Casa Bloom gardeners came visiting

After hearing about our compost heap at a recent community-in-bloom networking event arranged by Southwest CDC, Laura and friends from Casa Bloom community-in-bloom garden wanted to come visit Pavilion’s garden, and in particular learn how we create our compost heap. Five gardeners from Casa Bloom community gardens came. They shared that their community gardens are in…

Urban farming school experience… in Singapore!

The people behind social enterprise, Edible Garden City, has a new three-month urban farming pop-up space at Little India, called Growell (a play on the road name, Rowell). Edible Garden City champions the local “Grow Your Own Food” movement, and aims to shed more light on how edible farms can be become an integral part of the Singapore…

26 Oct ~ Update

It was time to harvest some sweet white potatoes. Dig we did… Neighbour Dennis guided us on how to follow the search for sweet potato tubers that were buried in the clayey soil below the surface. The red amaranth (locally more commonly referred to as spinach) was also ready for harvesting. The children had fun…

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…