“This is tremendously fun as a course. Alexius is very passionate about the topic and radiates and shares his knowledge and love for plants and gardening as a way of life. Thus is very helpful. And I met a bunch of people who are also into urban gardening. Thank you very much”

Lorraine Salazer | Gardener’s Basic Series | September 9th, 2018


“Alexius and mum have done such a great workshop. It includes the right amount of theory and practice from their vast experiences. The attendants are a mix of beginners and people with experience so it keeps the workshop in the right pace, informative and exciting”

Riefna Rachman | Gardener’s Basic Series | September 9th, 2018


“I was inspired by how all weeds and plants have potential to carry either for beauty or nutrition values or both. It’s an insight I value for living with my environment. I experienced the satisfaction from basic caring for growing plants. Many new valuable perspectives on soil that I gained”

Kim Hong Hazra | Gardener’s Basic Series | September 9th, 2018


“The Basic course covers the ‘basics’ for starting of gardening at home. It really is interesting to know that we can grow herbs and such at our small kitchen corner to use for our meals”

Edwin | Gardener’s Basic Series | September 9th, 2018


“Informative. Catered for general hobbyist. Very engaging! Happily recommend to anyone interested in gardening or plants”

Holly Yuen | Gardener’s Intermediate Series | August 4th, 2018


“Loved this workshop – it was brilliant!”

Beatrice Khine | Gardener’s Basic Series | July 21st, 2018


“Very insightful course which inspires you to do your own planting and create more edible foods to bring to the dining table”

Lavina Lee | Gardener’s Basic Series | July 21st, 2018


“Really awesome class for both beginners and advanced farmers/gardeners”

Bai Sin Yeou | Gardener’s Basic Series | June 30th, 2018


“Workshop is fun and lots of learning. Instructor is enthusiastic and willing to share information. Very inspiring”

Carol Hoon | Gardener’s Basic Series | June 30th, 2018


“I liked that the learning was hands-on.  The potluck session also helped us to see how the plants we talked about could be used”

Serene Soh | Gardener’s Intermediate Series | May 5th, 2018


“An in-depth knowledge on plants / pests which are the stepping stone in further appreciation of nature surrounding us”

Karen Chan | Gardener’s Intermediate Series | May 5th, 2018


“The information I learnt, I couldn’t learn from books. It was intense but so concise and usable. The identification of problems plants face and their solution will go far in my gardening journey. The was the most useful workshop I’ve attended in a very long while”

Siow Jin Hua | Gardener’s Intermediate Series | May 5th, 2018


“The workshop provided an informative and practical application to some of the basic permaculture concepts that I had read about, especially in the urban and tropical setting. Looking forward to applying the new-found knowledge in my own garden as well as farm build projects!”

Berni Ong | Diving into Urban Permaculture in 2 Days | April 21st, 2018


“The workshop opens my eyes to how a farm can create sustainability of life. Gives me a deeper understanding on problem solving even in life matters”

Jasmine Chua | Diving into Urban Permaculture in 2 Days | April 21st, 2018


“Permaculture design is applicable for both indoor urban space and outdoors. Very fun and inspiring to everyday living”

Xue Lin | Diving into Urban Permaculture in 2 Days | April 21st, 2018


“Alexius is a really engaging, approachable, friendly and knowledgeable instructor. He is really patient and generous with his knowledge, experience and sharing. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and feel more confident and empowered to venture and learn more about gardening and sustainable farming”

Berni Ong | Gardener’s Basic Series | March 24th, 2018


“The workshop is very informative! It widens my perspective especially about the fundamentals of gardening such as the philosophy of SOIL. The trainer is very knowledgeable and I am very honored to have gained so much knowledge from him. I hope he will inspire more people especially young Singaporeans to learn about the greens J Thank you so much! I hope I will not kill more plants after this”

Nur Fidyyana | Gardener’s Basic Series | March 3rd, 2018


“I only tagged along with my mom but through this workshop, I found a love for botany and gardening that I never had before It really made me appreciate plants for what they are.”

Mei-Mei Tan | Gardener’s Basic Series | March 3rd, 2018


“I really enjoyed the course which was very informative and provided the practival rationale behind concepts like pruning and composting rather than the usual ‘hantam’ pruning we usually do. Alexius is also a warm engaging and patient teacher who is ever willing to answer one’s multitude of gardening questions”

Genevieve Gaspar | Gardener’s Advance Series | January 20th, 2018


“A most engaging and informative workshop. Course content has depth and scope. Participants are greatly motivated by inspiring instructor, Alex. Never a dull moment! Thank you very much”

Susan Yap | Gardener’s Advance Series | January 20th, 2018


“Its an informative session and very practical. We learned many farming tips. To me, the most awesome part is learning to eat what we have always thought are weeds. I really enjoyed the workshop.”

Alice Toh | Gardener’s Basic Series | November 25th, 2017


“Alexius’ class is much more informative and detailed compared to classes offered by other providers in Singapore. He takes us through exactly how to grow plants..from where to buy seeds, how to mix soil and how to trouble-shoot”

Jeremy Lin | Gardener’s Basic Series | November 25th, 2017


“An extremely enjoyable class! Alexius is very knowledgeable and engaging even with the theoretical parts of the workshop. It was very nice of him to hold the class at his family home where we could also see his own permaculture garden. Thumbs up!”

Karen d’Almeida | Gardener’s Basic Series | November 25th, 2017


“Extremely informative but not an overload. May things blew my mind such as how companion planting is more beneficial -> counter-intuitive! I hope the younger generation will be drawn to picking up skills like this”

Kimberly David | Gardener’s Basic Series | November 11th, 2017


“After attending the workshop, it made one realise there is a lot of information out there that we are not aware of. But having learned more, we become more confident and aware of all the wonderful herbs and plants at our doorstep”

Karen Chan | Gardener’s Basic Series | November 11th, 2017


“Thanks for being so generous with your sharing & teaching. A great design of teaching theory, hands-on and community exchange & makan too!”

Christy Lee-O’loughlin | Diving into Urban Permaculture in 2 Days | September 16th, 2017


“Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop as it provides both theory and hands-on experience. Alexius is very patient and shares a lot of knowledge which we appreciate a lot!”

Lim Kim Hong | Gardener’s Intermediate Series | August 12th, 2017


“The workshop series was very informative and the lecturer made the sessions interesting. I learnt a lot about gardening from these series.”

Saleha Jumat | Gardener’s Intermediate Series | August 12th, 2017


“As a foreigner living in Singapore, I have always been interested and wanted to learn about local plants. CNLE workshop exactly offers what I was looking for! Meeting with people with common interest is also great.”

Aya Sato | Gardener’s Basic Series | July 22nd, 2017


“Highly recommended. If you only attend one horticulture class, this should be it. Excellent balance of theory and hands-on. Thank you!”

 Chethan Anil | Gardener’s Basic Series | July 22nd, 2017


“Very informative, engaging and interesting. Eye opener especially to local edibles. Very excited to try the tips / lessons learnt.”

Lim Kim Hong | Gardener’s Basic Series | July 22nd, 2017


"Dear Alexius... It is evident that you have successfully translated your passion for the living environment into an insightful, interactive, and engaging 3-hour course! 

Thank you for hosting me and the 5 kids.  We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and feedback and comments from the kids after the event was overwhelming, and unanimously positive.  (you have no idea how difficult it is to achieve this!)

We all had fun learning about the soil mix, the plants, and the bugs in an interactive, fun and highly experiential environment.  The children utterly loved getting their hands dirty making the soil mix, messing around with the earthworms, and generally just getting into a state of dirt and mess …as proper and fitting for them!

Perhaps what was personally most insightful for me was the CSI- Bugs, where we could tell who the culprits were just by examining the evidence, which were mere bite marks on the leaves and branches. 

Most of all, thank you for the cake, and the extra touch for Andrew, the birthday boy.  He had a truly memorable day!"

Hwee Ching | Bespoke Parent & Child Workshop | July 10th, 2017


“I really enjoyed it (workshop) and felt that the content was perfect to leave me with enough knowledge to start my own garden”

Colin Ng | Gardener’s Basic Series | July 1st, 2017


“Good bonding, great opportunity to experience natural food, something unknown to me. Give me the encouragement to grow vegetables and herbs. Glad I came for the class”

Rosalind Sng | Gardener’s Intermediate Series | July 1st, 2017


“An amazing workshop that is great for both novice gardeners and seasoned gardeners alike”

Anonymous | Gardener’s Intermediate Series | July 1st, 2017


“No one should miss Alexius’ lessons. Totally engaging and informative and it opens my eyes to a new experience”

Geraldine Lee | Gardener’s Intermediate Series | July 1st, 2017


“The workshops have been unbelievably fun and eye-opening. Its changed the way I look at plants (I literally see and tast more) and appreciate the food we eat. The group has been very engaging and Alexius, Adelene and Isabel have been inspiring, thank you! I hope this is just the beginning!”

Chew I-Jin | Gardener’s Intermediate Series | July 1st, 2017


“Enjoyed learning about local herbs, plants and the ways of cooking them or using them for medicine”

Siti Radiah | Gardener’s Basic Series | June 3rd, 2017


“Thank you. This course gave me a lot more understanding about the physiology of plants, soil and concepts that intrigued me like microculture and microenvironment. It gives me the motivation to read more into it”

Faizal Nordin | Gardener’s Basic Series | June 3rd 2017


“Most interesting and informative learning session. Good for beginners and people who loves plant but does not have green fingers. Alexius explains it from a plant science perspective and plants that can grow well in Singapore’s tropical environment”

Joyce Seah | Gardener’s Basic Series | June 3rd, 2017


“The workshop provided me the right formula or secret blend to make a great soil mixture. Hopefully my plants will grow and thrive enough to get to my table”

Melinda Manzi |Gardener’s Basic Series | June 3rd, 2017


“Alexius is an amazingly engaged and knowledgeable teacher – His enthusiasm is infectious! I appreciate his patience with questions and generosity to share. The learning was well paced”

Chew I-Jin | Gardener’s Basic Series | June 3rd, 2017


“Throughly enjoyed the class which was mostly interactive. Very inspiring. Instructor was able to impart knowledge to us in a very interesting and easy to understand manner. Definitely one of the best ways to spend an enjoyable weekend! Thanks!”

Anonymous | Gardener’s Basic Series | June 3rd, 2017


“Well-structured with interesting hands-on sessions and knowledge sharing within the class.”

Ginny Wu | Gardener’s Basic Series | April 29th, 2017


“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshops. You (Alexius) exceeded my expectations and (I) learnt a lot about my plants and nature. Very practical. Thank you for sharing your extensive knowledge so generously.”

Lita Nithiyanandan | Gardener’s Basic Series | April 29th, 2017


The workshop provide(s) a good foundation on gardening. It spurs the interest to explore further.”

Francis Tan |Gardener’s Basic Series | April 29th, 2017


“Very personable approach to educating all of us on nature. Full of fun and lots of interaction amongst course mates. Totally enjoyed the 4 sessions and so much to learn!”

Geraldine Lee | Gardener’s Basic Series | April 29th, 2017