The Every Child a Seed programme was started in 2013 to enable pupils nationwide to commemorate 50 Years of Greening Singapore.
In this annual programme, every Primary Three student in Singapore will be given a plant starter kit consisting a pot, potting mix and seeds (Sweet Basil, Sunflower or Roselle) to grow their own plants and be part of Singapore's gardening journey.
Through this programme, we hope the students will appreciate the challenges of the planting process, as well as experience the joy of seeing their plants grow. We also hope to share with our students that everyone has a part to play in growing our City In Nature.
Luke Raphael Peh from St. Anthony's Primary School was initially disappointed when he thought his Roselle seeds were not sprouting. Despite this, he persevered and eventually, one of his seeds germinated and grow into a healthy plant.
Clockwise from left: Student's plant journal, pot with potting mix, plant starter kit box
Complementing the School Syllabus
Tailored to complement the Primary 3 Science syllabus, this programme will teach students about the life cycle of a plant, plant parts and their functions. The values of care and responsibility will also be reinforced.
Watch what some of our educators and students have to say of the Every Child a Seed programme here.
Every Child A Seed 10th Anniversary
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Every Child A Seed programme. To celebrate this significant milestone, we will be gifting each student with two Gardening with Edibles seed packs. We hope the extra seeds will further encourage the students in their planting journey.
For this special year, we have also included a pack of the native Crepe Ginger (Cheilocostus speciosus) seeds for each school to plant in your compound. These seeds were specially collected by our colleagues in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. By growing these native seeds in your school, it will contribute towards Singapore’s transformation into a City in Nature.
Click here to find out more about the native Crepe Ginger.
More information about the Gardening with Edibles seed packs can be seen here.
The Garden City Fund
Every Child a Seed is supported by the Garden City Fund, a registered charity that hopes to cultivate a sense of ownership and love for the environment among the public, and to encourage the community to play its part in preserving Singapore's legacy as a lush and vibrant City in Nature.
Find out more about the Garden City Fund here.
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Students are encouraged to send in photos of their plants, reflections as well as their decorated pots and labels
Need inspiration? Here are some photos and reflections we have received to date.
Have a question? Find the answer here.