At CNLE, we offer an eclectic range of multi-disciplinary nature-based programmes to help individuals reconnect with Nature in profound and meaningful ways.

Our programmes provide all participants with a balanced mix of in-depth theory as well as hand-on practical sessions.

Browse through our list of upcoming classes, and join us for a session that caters to your personal needs and curiosity

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GS1002/A
Gardener's Series (Intermediate) Workshop - Kovan
28/04/2018

SkillsFuture Claimable

4 Modules over 2 Full Saturdays on 28th April & 5th May @ Kovan

Following our successful run of the 4-part series on Gardener’s Basic where participants learnt about the why’s behind the how’s of plant propagation and soil management; glimpsed into the diverse variety of local edible plants and the numerous possibilities of how to eat them, this next 4-part series on Gardener’s Intermediate dives into the next crucial stage of plant management – why do plants/trees fall sick, how to prevent, diagnose and keep your plants happy, healthy and productive without the use of chemicals. The curriculum is structured in a way to include wider information surrounding the discipline of horticulture, so as to give participants a more wholistic, practical and sustainable foundation in gardening. 

You will learn about:

  • Module 1: Combating Pests & Disease Organically
  • Module 2: Plant Health, Deficiencies & Fertility
  • Module 3: Landscape Design for Large and Small Spaces
  • Module 4: Plant Foraging

 

Date :   28th April & 5th May (Sats)

Time:   9:30am - 12:30pm; 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Venue: 33 Poh Huat Drive, Singapore 546823

 

We have intentionally designed our lessons to be modular so as to cater to students who may not be able to commit to all the dates of the workshop. Students who have missed some lessons will be able to make up for them in future workshops. 

 

In collaboration with Permaculture @ University Scholars Programme, USP and NUS students get to enjoy the following special rates: Flat rate for USP Students @ $20; 50% discount for NUS Students @ $120.

SGD 240.00
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GS1003/A
Gardener's Series (Advance) Workshop - Kovan
26/05/2018

SkillsFuture Claimable

4 Modules over 2 Full Saturdays on 26th May & 2nd Jun @ Kovan

This is the final series following Basic and Intermediate where participants had learnt about the why’s behind the how’s of plant propagation and soil science; glimpsed into the diverse variety of local edible plants and the numerous possibilities of how to use them; pest control; how to diagnose nutritient deficiency and address it. In this 2-day Advance series, students will be introduced to important and practical concepts of pruning, companion planting, composting, the intriguing world of microbes, mushroom growing and enzymes.

The curriculum is structured in a way to include wider information surrounding the discipline of horticulture, so as to give participants a more wholistic, practical and sustainable foundation in gardening. 

You will learn about:

  1. Pruning -- Learn the science behind why it is important to prune your plants and the various pruning techniques you can use to make your plants and trees flower and look their best
  2. Companion Planting & Ecosystem Establishment -- Crack the code to growing healthier vegetables using crop rotation, crop diversity and companion planting in the local tropical context
  3. Composting & Vermicomposting - Learn exactly how to do these two forms of waste management and what makes them different
  4. The Microbial World, Mushroom Growing and Enzymes - Learn the various ways of harnessing the benefits of the microbial world, how to grow mushrooms and make enzymes for pest control

Date :   26th May & 2nd Jun (Sat)

Time:   9:30am - 12:30pm; 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Venue: 33 Poh Huat Drive, Singapore 546823

We have intentionally designed our lessons to be modular so as to cater to students who may not be able to commit to all the dates of the workshop. Students who have missed some lessons will be able to make up for them in future workshops. 

 

In collaboration with Permaculture @ University Scholars Programme, USP and NUS students get to enjoy the following special rates: Flat rate for USP Students @ $20; 50% discount for NUS Students & Staff.

SGD 280.00
course
GS1001
Gardener's Series (Basic) Workshop - NUS
23/06/2018

SkillsFuture Claimable

4 Modules over 2 Full Saturdays on 23rd and 30th June @ NUS

 Are you determined to learn the art of growing but have yet to find a strategy on how and where to begin? If this is true, then join us for our series of 4 modules designed specifically to launch anyone quickly into the world of horticulture and growing your own food. This series will give you not just the hows, but the in-depth whys behind many methods used by professional gardeners and teachers within the green movement. The curriculum is also structured in a way to include wider information surrounding the discipline of horticulture, so as to give participants a more wholistic, practical and sustainable foundation in gardening. Participants will also experience practical hands-on activities in class and enjoy bringing various gardening projects home to practice.

The topics covered in the course include:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Plant Physiology & Soil Science Theory
    • where you learn about the relationship between soil & life;
    • take a glimpse into the wonderful world of soil; and
    • understand why good soil is critical to sustaining a healthy and organic garden
     
  • Module 2: Mixing the Perfect farming Soil & Seed Theory
    • where you get your hands dirty and learn to mix the perfect soil;
    • understand more about seed harvest and storage; and
    • plant some seeds to take home
     
  • Module 3: Plant Propagation
    • where you learn about the many methods of "breeding" plants; and
    • try out the more common methods like stem cutting, marcotting and grafting etc.
     
  • Module 4: Introduction to Local Edible Plants 
    • where you will be introduced to over 30 local edible plants;
    • learn where to find them, how grow them at home; and the health benefits of eating them

 

Date :    23rd and 30th June 2018 (Saturdays)

Time:    9:30am - 12:30pm; 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Venue:  Cinnamon College (USP), University Town @ 18 College Ave East, NUS, Singapore 138593

 

We have intentionally designed our lessons to be modular so as to cater to students who may not be able to commit to all the dates of the workshop. Students who have missed some lessons will be able to make up for them in future workshops. 

 

In collaboration with Permaculture @ University Scholars Programme, USP and NUS students get to enjoy the following special rates: Flat rate for USP Students @ $20; 50% discount for NUS Students @ $90.

SGD 180.00
course
GS1001a
Gardener's Series (Basic) Workshop - Kovan
14/07/2018

SkillsFuture Claimable

4 Modules over 2 Full Saturdays on 14th & 21st Jul @ 33 Poh Huat Drive (Kovan)

Are you determined to learn the art of growing but have yet to find a strategy on how and where to begin? If this is true, then join us for our series of 4 modules designed specifically to launch anyone quickly into the world of horticulture and growing your own food. This series will give you not just the hows, but the in-depth whys behind many methods used by professional gardeners and teachers within the green movement. The curriculum is also structured in a way to include wider information surrounding the discipline of horticulture, so as to give participants a more wholistic, practical and sustainable foundation in gardening. Participants will also experience practical hands-on activities in class and enjoy bringing various gardening projects home to practice.

The topics covered in the course include:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Plant Physiology & Soil Science Theory
    • where you learn about the relationship between soil & life;
    • take a glimpse into the wonderful world of soil; and
    • understand why good soil is critical to sustaining a healthy and organic garden
     
  • Module 2: Mixing the Perfect farming Soil & Seed Theory
    • where you get your hands dirty and learn to mix the perfect soil;
    • understand more about seed harvest and storage; and
    • plant some seeds to take home
     
  • Module 3: Plant Propagation
    • where you learn about the many methods of "breeding" plants; and
    • try out the more common methods like stem cutting, marcotting and grafting etc.
     
  • Module 4: Introduction to Local Edible Plants 
    • where you will be introduced to over 30 local edible plants;
    • learn where to find them, how grow them at home; and the health benefits of eating them

 

Date :    14th  & 21st Jul (Sat)

Time:    9:30am - 12:30pm; 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Venue:  33 Poh Huat Drive, Singapore 546823

 

We have intentionally designed our lessons to be modular so as to cater to students who may not be able to commit to all the dates of the workshop. Students who have missed some lessons will be able to make up for them in future workshops. 

 

SGD 180.00
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UP1001
Diving into Urban Permaculture in 2 Days
Course Date TBC

SkillsFuture Claimable

2 Full Saturdays - Dates to be confirmed

Have you ever wanted to learn how to build a sustainable garden that mimics Mother Nature? Or do you desire to know creative strategies that can help reduce the amount of maintenance, watering and weeding required by your plants?

Permaculture, which is short for "Permanent Agriculture" is a system of agricultural and design principles centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. Permaculture is now a growing global movement that has changed many people's lives on a fundamental level. 

Come and join us for a crash course into the field of Permaculture. We hope to equip everyday individuals with realistic design strategies to quickly create ecologically sound and sustainable planting areas.

The aim of this course is to help participants gain a basic understanding of Permaculture's guiding ethics, principles and design methodology, so as to be applied to gardening and urban landscaping projects. Participants will leave with the knowledge and confidence needed to begin designing meaningful edible landscapes in their own homes or for their community, whatever the scale, yes even in small balcony gardens!

 The course aims to share the following:

  1. To learn and apply the fundamental concepts and philosophy of Permaculture
  2. To explore existing designs and agriculture strategies used by Permaculture farms world wide
  3. To experience designing a community garden based on Permaculture design principles.

In this 2-day workshop, you will learn about:

  • Origins of Permaculture & where it is heading

  •  Ethics and design principles of Permaculture

  •  Concepts of Permaculture

  •  Design strategies in Permaculture

  •  Application of Permaculture to Singapore's urban & tropical context

  •  Table-top design exercise & presentations

  •  Hands-on learning

Date :    To be confirmed

Time:    9:30am - 12:30pm &  1:30pm - 4:30pm

Venue:  33 Poh Huat Drive, Singapore 546823

We keep our class size small for optimal learning and interactive experience. Seats are limited so do sign up now to reserve your spot. 

*All graduates of our permaculture workshop will be given priority to participate in our Farm Build courses - where participants actually gets to roll up their sleeves and build a garden/farm from scratch!  

SGD 400.00
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FS1001
The Wild Food Lab
Course Date TBC

Identify local plants and transform them into amazing dishes

Learn to identify local plants that are not commonly known to be edible with our urban farmer and nature educator, Alexius Yeo.

In Lita’s kitchen, be prepared to be blown away when she demonstrates how these local plants can be transformed into amazing dishes. Using simple cooking methods, a dose of creativity and a pinch of imagination. be amazed at the possibilities when you put these ingredients together! Be prepared for lots of hands-on action!!

Then dig into the food, have a laugh and a fun-filled morning with your new-found friends. Finally, take home some food and recipes to impress your family and friends.

In this session, you will learn to make:

  • Laksa Pesto pull apart bread
  • Torch ginger pesto
  • Torch ginger salad dressing served with Singapore Salad (locally grown salad varieties and herbs)
  • Laksa pesto
  • Rukam masam
  • Rukam masam Jam Cake

And get to taste various dips and sauces made with local herbs and plants, tasty botanical infused drinks and a chempadak cake (depending on availability).

This workshop, which is part of The Wild Food Lab™ series has been carefully crafted by Gastrogeography of Singapore (GOS) and the Centre for Nature Literacy and Enterprise (CNLE) to bring awareness to the wonderful wealth of food source at our doorstep (literally) and how with some imagination, they can be transformed into mouth-watering dishes that would make any 5-star chef proud.

Be Curious. Be Hungry.

Group Size       :  13 Pax (max)

Date                 :  22th  April (Sun) - class is full  next workshop date to be confirmed soon

Time                 :  9am - 12pm

Venue               :  Hillcrest Arcadia, 259 Arcadia Rd, Singapore 289852

Price                 :  S$ 88 per pax

 

This workshop is proudly brought to you by Gastrogeography of Singapore (GOS) and Centre for Nature Literacy & Enterprise (CNLE)

SGD 88.00
course
GS1002
Gardener's Series (Intermediate) Workshop - NUS
Course Date TBC

SkillsFuture Claimable

4 Modules over 2 Full Saturdays - Dates to be Confirmed

Following our successful run of the 4-part series on Gardener’s Basic where participants learnt about the why’s behind the how’s of plant propagation and soil management; glimpsed into the diverse variety of local edible plants and the numerous possibilities of how to eat them, this next 4-part series on Gardener’s Intermediate dives into the next crucial stage of plant management – why do plants/trees fall sick, how to prevent, diagnose and keep your plants happy, healthy and productive without the use of chemicals. The curriculum is structured in a way to include wider information surrounding the discipline of horticulture, so as to give participants a more wholistic, practical and sustainable foundation in gardening. 

You will learn about:

  • Module 1: Combating Pests & Disease Organically
  • Module 2: Plant Health, Deficiencies & Fertility
  • Module 3: Landscape Design for Large and Small Spaces
  • Module 4: Plant Foraging

 

Date :   To be Confirmed - Please register your interest and we will notify you when the dates are confirmed.

Time:   9:30am - 12:30pm; 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Venue: Cinnamon College (USP), University Town @ 18 College Ave East, NUS, Singapore 138593

 

We have intentionally designed our lessons to be modular so as to cater to students who may not be able to commit to all the dates of the workshop. Students who have missed some lessons will be able to make up for them in future workshops. 

 

In collaboration with Permaculture @ University Scholars Programme, USP and NUS students get to enjoy the following special rates: Flat rate for USP Students @ $20; 50% discount for NUS Students @ $120.

SGD 240.00
course
GS1003
Gardener's Series (Advance) Workshop - NUS
Course Date TBC

SkillsFuture Claimable

4 Modules over 2 Full Saturdays - Dates to be Confirmed

This is the final series following Basic and Intermediate where participants had learnt about the why’s behind the how’s of plant propagation and soil science; glimpsed into the diverse variety of local edible plants and the numerous possibilities of how to use them; pest control; how to diagnose nutritient deficiency and address it. In this 2-day Advance series, students will be introduced to important and practical concepts of pruning, companion planting, composting, the intriguing world of microbes, mushroom growing and enzymes.

The curriculum is structured in a way to include wider information surrounding the discipline of horticulture, so as to give participants a more wholistic, practical and sustainable foundation in gardening. 

You will learn about:

  1. Pruning -- Learn the science behind why it is important to prune your plants and the various pruning techniques you can use to make your plants and trees flower and look their best
  2. Companion Planting & Ecosystem Establishment -- Crack the code to growing healthier vegetables using crop rotation, crop diversity and companion planting in the local tropical context
  3. Composting & Vermicomposting - Learn exactly how to do these two forms of waste management and what makes them different
  4. The Microbial World, Mushroom Growing and Enzymes - Learn the various ways of harnessing the benefits of the microbial world, how to grow mushrooms and make enzymes for pest control

Date :   To be Confirmed - You may register your interest first and we will notify you when we have confirmed the dates

Time:   9:30am - 12:30pm; 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Venue: Cinnamon College (USP), University Town @ 18 College Ave East, NUS, Singapore 138593

We have intentionally designed our lessons to be modular so as to cater to students who may not be able to commit to all the dates of the workshop. Students who have missed some lessons will be able to make up for them in future workshops. 

 

In collaboration with Permaculture @ University Scholars Programme, USP and NUS students get to enjoy the following special rates: Flat rate for USP Students @ $20; 50% discount for NUS Students & Staff.

SGD 280.00