Pocket Greens introduces travelling farm
Pocket Greens has introduced Singapore’s first-ever travelling farm, stopping at three locations for three months each – Bougainvillea Park, Raffles Place Park and Dhoby Ghaut Green.
The urban farming consultancy says people do not need to own a plot of land to have a garden. Its “express gardening” concept enables people to grow microgreens and other green vegetables, even in HDB homes.
The Travelling Farm (TTF) is housed in a yellow 20-foot container fitted out as a shop for plants and gardening equipment. It also provides craft activities and mini gardening lessons that can also be accessed online.
Visitors can also sample drinks and snacks made from the farm’s produce, such as a salad of microgreens like sunflower and cranberry hibiscus shoots.
Founder Eng Ting Ting says the aim is to reach out to different groups of people. The farm adapts to its locale. While it stocks more flora-like air-purifying plants for CBD office workers, it has more herbs and plants like chilli while in the residential area of Bougainvillea Park.
The TTF’s roving set-up is made possible by a Ministry of Trade and Industry scheme, which has granted it use of park space for 36 months.