Sustainable Urban Farms
This past Sunday, I helped out with an interesting social enterprise here in Singapore called Ground Up Initiative. As a little background -
GUI’s Mission is
1. To foster connection between Man and Earth through sustainable activities.2. To grow a flourishing community that drives local and global humanitarian, social and environmental initiatives.3. To nurture members and groom leaders.[From GUI’s website: http://www.groundupinitiative.org/story.html]
One of their initiatives is to create sustainable urban farms in the middle of bustling metropolises. One particular urban farm is currently located in a quaint little park called Bottle Tree Park. This project started in April 2009 and attracts around 15-20 volunteers each week. The goal of this project is to create a bio intensive farm in order to provide enough vegetables and produce for the community volunteers and the needy.
I helped out by creating this trellis:
Here I am in front of the greenhouse: