Course Information

CM1003

Parent & Child Workshop: Soil Life & Vermicomposting

Price TBC

Course Date TBC , 1 lesson(s)

Conducted at33 Poh Huat Drive, Singapore 546823

Parent & Child Workshop: Soil Life & Vermicomposting

 March School Holidays Special - 14th Mar (Wed, 10am - 12 Noon) @ Kovan

Come with your child and join us for an informative bug hunt in our new NUS Campus Farm. Through a variety of hands-on activities, your child (and you) will discover the life hiding beneath our feet. Get a fun-filled introduction to the fascinating world of Soil Science and discover how Mother Nature creates fertile soil for our vegetables. Each child and parent pair will also get to work together to construct a simple vermicomposting system that will turn your home’s kitchen waste into excellent gardening soil. So come and be blown away by the fascinating interdependence of the life found within something we casually call dirt.

Trainer Profile

Alexius Yeo

Alexius Yeo

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.