Sp Agri Farm
The SP Agri Farm is a thriving oasis of greenery in the midst of the Kallang industrial estate – with lush bushes of herbs, verdant vegetables, and flourishing fruit trees. Located at an outdoor area on the seventh floor of SP Group’s headquarters in Kallang Sector, the farm is home to more than 50 varieties of edible plants, totalling up to more than 300 “residents”.
The Agri Farm was set up in May 2017, and is part of SP’s philosophy of creating a space for staff to not only work, but also to live and play together. The building has been awarded Green Mark Platinum certification, the highest tier possible under the Building & Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Awards.
The farming space is made up of ten individual plots, and polyculture is practiced. The plants are selected based on their hardiness, climate suitability, required sunlight intensity, root depth, amount of water needed, and ease of propagation. No pesticides are used. A mixture of commonly-used and lesser-known herbs and vegetables are grown. The latter was chosen to educate and acquaint garden members and SP staff with a wider variety of herbs and vegetables.
Manned by a group of 44 staff volunteers, they take turns to maintain the crops in the plot assigned to them and harvest the produce, make new friends, meet colleagues from other departments, and bond over a common interest for gardening.