[DELETE] [Read! Fest 2019] Urban Farming: Edible Gardens in Singapore

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Tweens, Teens, Adults, 50 and above, Educators/Parents
  • Category: 50plus, Arts, Business, Health & Wellness, Heritage, Read, Singapore & S.E.A, SkillsFuture, Other Happenings
Availability: 26
Sat, 29 Jun, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (GMT+8)

Central Public Library

Programme Zone

100 Victoria Street

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Tweens, Teens, Adults, 50 and above, Educators/Parents

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Programme Synopsis
Singapore has seen a resurgence in the agritech sector, with indoor farming being at the forefront of the movement. Be part of the dialogue between 3 enthusiastic supporters of edible gardening as they discuss the possibilities of indoor farming and share on the impact of urban farming in the local scene; the realities behind growing and cooking with sustainable grown produce in Singapore. They will also share experiences on the produce that they often work with. What kind of herbs or produce are suitable for urban farming and residential areas? How does one get involved in urban farming?

This programme is suitable for urban farmers, horticulturists, home cooks, foodies & curious creatures!

About the Speakers
Ming Tan, Chef-Food Consultant & Restaurant Owner

Ming is currently the executive chef of Jam at Siri House. Prior to this, he was a food consultant engaged in developing F&B operations for markets in Asia and most recently worked with the Formwerkz Architects-led thinktank, Afternaut.  In 2012, he set-up and ran Lolla's open kitchen for almost three years, helping them garner awards from Zagat, The New York Times and BBC. He was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug in 2014 and subsequently founded premier sandwich joint, Park Bench Deli. He has been a monthly food columnist for Esquire Singapore and enjoys food writing. In his free time, he enjoys collecting books, console gaming and planning his next meal.

Benjamin Ang, Horticulturist & Food Farmer

Benjamin completed a bachelor of science in horticultural sciences at the University of Florida. His passion, coupled with a keen understanding of how plants work has led him to grow everything from edibles, to succulents, mosses, lavenders and even seaweed. Through all this, he hopes to support Singapore's budding agritech industry.

Chuah Khai Lin, Urban Farmer, Author, Life & Business Coach

Khai Lin is a passionate gardener who believes in living in rhythm with nature. Through patience, trial and error and knowledge from seasoned farmers, she set up a rooftop farm in the city and a community garden. In collaboration with Vegetarian Society Singapore (VSS), she also contributed to a planting and cooking book “At Home From Pot to Pot”.

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Free admission, pre-registration required.


This year, the sixth instalment of Read! Fest is anchored on the theme of Voyage. Book a trip with us and discover alternative forms of reading at Read! Fest 2019 programmes as we journey through space and time, only from 22 June – 28 July.

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