Singapore Shows What Serious Urban Farming Looks Like

Wednesday, May 05th, 2021

From what was once Singapore’s largest prison complex - the Queenstown Remand Prison, housing about 1,000 inmates at its peak; an 8,000 square meter urban farm, Edible Garden City (EGC), now bursts with colorful vegetables and fragrant herbs. Co-founded by local resident Bjorn Low in 2012, EGC is one of Singapore’s first urban farming initiatives and is located inside the former prison compound. It is one of several efforts in the city-state to strengthen the island’s food security at a grassroots level. “Our goal was and is to encourage more locals to grow their own food and thus help strengthen the city’s food resilience,” says Sarah Rodriguez, EGC’s head of marketing. Follow this link to learn more.

Sourced from: Next City