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Talks & Demonstration

3 November, Friday 


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How To Care For Your Gesneriads
By Ms Cherish Yong, NParks


Time: 9 am to 10 am
Venue: Fruit Room

Most members of the family Gesneriaceae are well known for their attractive flowers and are popular house plants. Learn more about this highly ornamental group of plants and gain growing tips for some of the species that are able to grow in Singapore’s tropical climate and office spaces.

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Growing Heliconia
By Mr Ong Chong Ren, NParks


Time: 10 am to 11 am
Venue: Fruit Room

This presentation will cover useful tips about growing Heliconia, including cultivation requirements, propagation methods, and the range of different varieties available as well as specific types of Heliconia for outdoor and high-rise gardening. 

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Growing Orchids for Pleasure
By Ms Wong Siew Kwun, Orchid Society of South East Asia (OSSEA)


Time: 11 am to 12 pm
Venue: Fruit Room

Growing Orchids for Pleasure is an introductory talk on growing four of the more commonly-seen genera of orchids here, the Vandas, Dendrobiums, Cattleyas and Oncidiums. Recognising the plants, appreciating the conditions needed for their growth and how to re-pot an overgrown or ailing plant will also be among the topics covered.

4 November, Saturday 

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Community Gardening
By Mr John Hou Chin Yong, CIB Ambassador


Time: 9 am to 10 am
Venue: Fruit Room

John will be sharing about the requirements for setting up community gardens

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Pollinators of our City in a Garden
By Mr Zestin Soh & Ms Jacqueline Chua, NParks


Time: 11 am to 12 pm
Venue: Fruit Room  

Native pollinators play a surprisingly significant role in ensuring our plants produce quality yield of fruit and seeds. This talk introduces the various bees, birds and bats found in our City in a Garden, as well as the plants they help to pollinate.

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Grow High Nutrition Microgreens Using Indoor Technology 
By Ms Faith Foo, The Living Centre


Time: 1 pm to 2 pm
Venue: Multi-purpose Hall

Find out about the nutritional values of Microgreens and how they can be added to our diet. Faith will also be sharing tips on selecting the latest indoor technology that can be used to grow microgreens at home.

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Basics of Organic Farming
By Mr Bjorn Low, Edible Garden City


Time: 2 pm to 3 pm
Venue: Multi-purpose Hall

Learn how to grow your own food organically!  Bjorn, the founder of Edible Garden City, will talk about the principles of organic growing and discuss the problems of modern industrial agriculture.  His talk will be followed by a short Q&A session.

5 November, Sunday 

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Growing Your Own Nutrition
By Ms Cynthea Lam, Super Farmers 

Time: 10 am to 11 am
Venue: Multi-purpose Hall

How does consuming various types of plants support basic bodily functions? Learn about how some plants provide high levels of minerals, phyto-chemicals and enzymes. Cynthea will also be showing how these plants can be grown in an urban environment.

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Design of the HortPark Kitchen Garden
By Ms Rachel Teo, NParks

 

Time: 10 am to 11 am 
Venue: Fruit Room

With rising interest in the growing of edibles, more people are learning how to grow these plants at home. The edible and kitchen garden at HortPark displays the various edible plants that can be grown in Singapore. Learn about the process of designing the Kitchen Garden at HortPark and the challenges faced in developing it. 

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Truffles – A New Home Gardening Crop
By Dr Salem Shamekh, Juva Truffle Center, Juva, Finland

Time: 11 am to 12 pm 
Venue: Multi-purpose Hall

Growing truffle in backyards have become increasingly popular in Europe. Learn about the techniques to grow truffle in homes at this talk.

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Basics of Organic Farming
By Mr Bjorn Low, Edible Garden City


Time: 11 am to 12 pm
Venue: Multi-purpose Hall

Learn how to grow your own food organically!  Bjorn, the founder of Edible Garden City, will talk about the principles of organic growing and discuss the problems of modern industrial agriculture.  His talk will be followed by a short Q&A session.

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Growing Big: Reflections on Growing for the Community Garden Festival
By Mr Benjamin Ang, NParks


Time: 11 am to 12 pm
Venue: Fruit Room

Join Benjamin as he reflects on the ways and means by which the plants on display at the Community Garden Festival were grown. Topics covered will include plant selection, soil preparation, fertiliser use, irrigation and more. 

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The Use of Science and Technology in Home Farming
By Mr Lewis Thong, The Green Explorers


Time: 1 pm to 2 pm
Venue: Multi-purpose Hall

Lewis will share his experiences growing a variety of vegetables such as Lady’s finger, pumpkin and long beans both in soil and through aquaponics. He will also share the use of technology like Microbits to automate growth processes or to incorporate the use of sensors in monitoring the growth of plants.                       

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