Turning Singapore into an Edible Garden City

Edible Garden City co-founder Bjorn Low. ©Edible Garden City

Urban agriculture startup Edible Garden City embraces new tech for intensive, space-saving farming while staying true to its community-driven values

With a land area of just 724.2 sq km – less than half of the size of London and a third smaller than Hong Kong – Singapore is better known for its business district skyscrapers than for its bok choy farms. A local farming pioneer has been changing that, dotting the city-island with “edible gardens” since 2012. The aptly named Edible Garden City (EGC) specializes in growing local vegetables, herbs and other plants that can thrive in Singapore’s hot tropical climate without needing much care. It’s a profitable business, too, and growing. The company has created 240 such gardens to date in a...
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