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Fridays with Lookbox Living : How to grow your own food

Learn, have fun and plant-along with us this Friday, 19 June 12pm on Instagram Live, where Edible Garden City will be sharing insights on urban farming with a demonstration on growing microgreens.

  • Open Farm Community

Text by Vanitha Pavapathi

It’s safe to say that this year has been nothing short of challenging with social distancing, work from home arrangements, home-based learnings, and more put in place. As we navigate these uncertain times, we develop more and more questions – questions that need to be addressed and answered to keep us sane and give us hope of what lies ahead.

We may not have all the answers. But Lookbox Living has the platform to seek and provide insights from experts who do. This is why we’re introducing our new series, Fridays with Lookbox Living that champions the sharing of knowledge and building a community of like-minded individuals.

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Citizen Farm at 60 Jalan Penjara by Edible Garden City

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Open Farm Community

Who better to kick off our first series with than Edible Garden City, a team of urban farmers who champions the grow your own food movement and have built over 240 edible gardens all across Singapore. Some notable gardens are RISE Herb Garden in Marina Bay Sands, the Capella Hotel edible garden, Open Farm Community and The Summerhouse.

We will be speaking to Daniella Jayne on Friday, 19 June, 12 pm on Instagram Live, who will be sharing practical tips on urban farming, which surprisingly is possible even in the tiniest of homes. This is extremely fitting since food security has become an issue due to the global pandemic. I’m sure many of you have gone to the supermarket and came home disappointed because you can’t get your hands on certain fresh herbs or your favourite vegetables.

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Edible Garden City’s past workshop

During the Instagram Live, Daniella will also be demonstrating the steps to successfully grow microgreens in your own home. So, join us on this interactive plant-along session. You’ll need to prepare:

Chia seeds
A plastic container with lid (try reusing egg trays, fruit boxes, etc.)
A spray bottle with water
Paper towels

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Edible Garden City RGB Grow Kits

If you don’t have the above on hand, fret not as you can still tune in for FREE to get valuable insights that you would otherwise only get through a paid online workshop. On that note, Edible Garden City also conducts more in-depth online workshops and sells grow kits on their website, In addition, its Citizen Box subscription of sustainably grown, pesticide-free produce harvested at its urban farms in the heart of Singapore helps create a healthier and more inclusive way of farming. Think of it as a ‘food shop degustation’, in which the contents of the box will vary slightly every week.

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Edible Garden City Citizen Box

So, if you want to learn about urban farming, eat healthier, and save money in the long run, be sure to join us on Friday, 19 June, 12 pm on Lookbox Living Instagram Live. See you then!

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