Crafting With Edibles

Who says you shouldn’t play with your food?

Try making a trendy floral arrangement with a fun twist by blending fresh harvest and botanical ingredients into your floral centrepiece. This is a great craft activity you can do with your family during this year-end holidays!


 

Materials


Selaginella leaf

Lotus leaf

French beans

Chilli

Mini apples
Bougainvillea flowers

Glass vase

Binding wire

Floral foam



STEPS


1 Cut the floral form and fit in snugly into the top of the glass vase. Allow about 3 inches to be above the rim of the vase.

2 Tie each French bean using the binding wire to loop around one of its tip. Ensure the wire is fixed firmly in place.

3 Start to insert the bean along the rim of the base. Continue to do so for all sides of the floral form.



 

4 Place small pieces of dry lotus leaves on top of the foam. Secure them in place with the binding wire.



5 Insert Sellaginella leaves to form a soft base.




6 Add the bougainvillea flowers in an asymmetrical pattern. Place a few mini apples and chilli to add colour to finish the arrangement.




This unique floral arrangement makes an interesting and eye-catching centrepiece as you enjoy the year-end celebrations with family.

Like to try out more floral arrangements? Look up these easy-to-follow videos for more activities you can enjoy with friends and family.


Gardening with Edibles
Watch this Gardening with Edibles Facebook Live Episode 2 clip to learn more about native plants as well as to gain tips on growing edibles.

The City in Nature vision seeks to bring greenery closer to all residents. The community plays a key role in the ownership and stewardship for nature which will benefit our health and well-being.

NParks is partnering residents to make Singapore our City in Nature and spark a love for community gardening through the Gardening with Edibles initiative launched in June 2020. Under this programme, some 400,000 free seed packets have been distributed to interested members of the public. Relevant resources are also available online, to guide gardeners along the way.

Also, NParks is expanding the allotment gardening scheme and the Community in Bloom programme, to welcome even more residents into the gardening family.

The Gardening with Edibles initiative is aligned with Singapore’s national strategy to strengthen our food resislience. The “30 by 30” goal, led by the Singapore Food Agency, aims to produce 30% of Singapore’s nutritional needs locally by the year 2030. The programme is jointly funded by founding partners DBS Bank and Tote Board through the Garden City Fund.

Learning More
If you are a gardening newbie, visit NParksSG, our refreshed YouTube Channel that serves as a one-stop repository for close to 300 video resources. It covers topics ranging from types of soil needed for your garden and how to plant, harvest and even cook your edibles. 


For more information about the flora and fauna found in Singapore, please visit Flora and Fauna Web.


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Text by Pearl Ho


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