Gardening courses are available at CCs

Gardening courses are available at CCs
(From left) Imran Aljunied; SMU President Professor Arnoud De Meyer; Mayor for Central Singapore District Denise Phua; and urban farmer Donald Tan, planting a nutmeg sapling at the GROW initiative at the Singapore Management University campus on 6 January 2015.

We thank Miss Lee Kay Yan for her suggestion for community clubs and centres (CCs) to introduce gardening classes to equip residents with the skills and motivation to grow vegetables and fruit ("Let community gardens take root islandwide"; last Wednesday).

The People's Association currently offers a wide variety of gardening courses at CCs.

With the growing interest in urban farming, horticultural courses such as the Hands-on Workshop On Growing Vegetables, Basic Organic Herb Gardening and Xpress Plant Propagation Using Recycled Bottles are also available at various CCs.

Residents who are interested in pursuing their passion and interest in gardening are welcome to join any of the more than 400 CC, Residents' Committee and Neighbourhood Committee gardening interest groups islandwide.

Through the gardening interest groups, residents can look forward to regular get-together sessions and to meeting like-minded friends with a common interest in gardening. We welcome Miss Lee and all residents who are keen on gardening to visit their nearest CC or to log on to to find out more about the gardening courses and interest groups.

Tan Swee Leng (Ms)

Director of the Lifeskills and Lifestyle Division

People’s Association

This article was first published on January 19, 2015.
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