Gardener's Series (Basic) Workshop - NUS
Starts on 19/01/2019 , 4 lesson(s)
Conducted atCinnamon College (USP), University Town @ 18 College Ave East, NUS, Singapore 138593
Gardener's Series (Basic) Workshop - NUS
4 Modules over 2 Full Saturdays on 19th & 26th Jan @ 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 Soil & Soil Science Theory
- where you learn about the relationship between soil & life;
- take a glimpse into the ecosystem in soil; and
- understand why good soil is critical to sustaining a healthy and organic garden
- Module 2: Mixing the Perfect farming Soil, Intro to Plant Physiology & Seed Theory
- where you get your hands dirty and learn to mix the perfect soil;
- understand parts and functions of plants
- 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
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.
Date : 19th & 26th Jan 2019 (Saturdays)
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm; 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Venue: Cinnamon College (USP), University Town @ 18 College Ave East, NUS, Singapore 138593
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.
Guided by his childhood passion for nature and garden landscapes, Alexius Yeo graduated from The National University of Singapore and The University of North Carolina with an Honours degree in Geography. He later went on to attain the Permaculture Design Certificate in 2014 from The Permaculture Research Institute.
Alexius began his career with NParks as a Streetscape Manager. After gaining 3 fruitful years of experience and amazing memories, he left NParks and Singapore for the Philippines to work with the poor at the country’s first Farm University and Social Enterprise Incubator. There, he quickly fell in love with the joys of farming and landscaping edible gardens that are both beautiful and productive. Returning to Singapore, he worked with local social enterprise, Edible Garden City, to continue to build urban edible landscapes and champion Singapore’s grow-your-own-food movement.
Today, he is the Director of Carbon InQ Pte Ltd - a local company that teaches Agriculture-based experiential learning programmes at schools and corporate firms. Furthermore, he is also the founder of Project 33 - a family initiated farming movement that aims to unite neighbourhoods through community farming, cooking, educational activities and the practice of sharing first.
Traveling down an unusual career path as an urban farmer, Alexius is driven by the mission to help fellow urbanites reconnect with Nature and with one another. He strongly believes that everyone can have green fingers. And that it is never too late, or frivolous, to strive for food quality, purity and self-sufficiency.