2021 PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
We are honoured to have been recognised with the 2021 President's Award for the Environment (Organisation).
Read more about the award below.
2021 PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT (ORGANISATION)
We are honoured to have been recognised with the 2021 President’s Award for the Environment (Organisation).
The award gives us renewed motivation to continue working hard towards food resilience, particularly in encouraging Singaporeans to grow our own food.
We are proud to represent the agriculture industry here in Singapore. We are a small but growing industry that is focused on achieving the 30 by 30 goal - to grow 30% of Singapore's nutritional needs by 2030. Food resilience and how it relates to sustainability is an important consideration to make, and we want to highlight the balance that we can make – natural farming and indoor climate-controlled agriculture can work hand-in-hand.
PRESIDENT'S CHALLENGE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR 2021 - FINALIST
We are proud to be one of the finalists for the President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Award 2021. Inclusive employment and care farming is close to our heart, and is one of the key driving forces for what we do.
The time of self-serving companies has passed. With rising social, environmental and healthcare issues, organisations play a key role in championing social causes. We are honoured to be acknowledged for our work. More so, we are inspired by the incredible contributions other social enterprises have made to their causes. Find out more here.
LIAS (SILVER) DESIGN & BUILD - URBAN FARM at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore
The Urban Farm at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore, which we have designed and built for the hotel team, has won the Landscape Industry Association of Singapore (LIAS) Design and Build Silver Award. The project was recognised for its aesthetic appeal, practical usage in farm-to-table - supplying to the restaurant, bar and spa - as well as in for the adopted sustainable farming methodology, with the incorporation of composting and natural farming methods.
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HORTICULTURE -
GREEN SPACE INTERNATIONAL AWARD
The Funan Urban Farm was awarded the Green Space International Award by the Australian Institute of Horticulture in 2021.
The Urban Farm was recognised for its role not just as an aesthetic and productive garden, but also as a vital community space for gardeners from all walks of life. Read more about the award here.
GREEN AWARDS SINGAPORE - COMMUNITY
The Green Awards is part of the GreenTech Festival, and it celebrates innovation and sustainability. In 2022, The Green Awards had its inaugural Singapore edition.
Edible Garden City was awarded the Green Award in the Community category for its achievements in urban greening and nature-based eduction. Read more about the award here.
The image on the right is courtesy of Green Awards.
DUBAI EXPO GLOBAL BEST PRACTICE PROGRAMME
Edible Garden City's closed loop farming solution has been selected as one of the 25 projects (out of 1,175 submissions) to be showcased at the Dubai Expo 2020, under the Global Best Practice Programme.
The selected projects are aimed at tackling global issues like hunger, climate change and social inequality, and we are excited to be given the unique opportunity to share about our solution, and to learn from organisations and governments from around the world.
DBS FOUNDATION GRANT AWARDEE
At Edible Garden City, we are working hard to create a better tomorrow for our community and the world, one leaf at a time. It’s not an easy task, and it requires a lot of support as we learn and grow as an urban farming startup in space-tight Singapore. And so, we are extremely thankful and honoured to be a DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Grant Awardee 2017.
Their invaluable support has made it possible for us to innovate and create a totally new microgreens system, with recirculating irrigation that uses 90% less water and 50% less substrate. It is also much simpler for our farmers with special needs to learn and use, and we can now focus more on other tasks like expanding our green spaces and creating fresh new farm-to-you products!
TEMASEK FOUNDATION ECOSPERITY GRANT
The support from Temasek Foundation Ecosperity has enabled us to test-bed our vision for the Future of Farming in Singapore. We have embarked on building a two-storey farm at our Queenstown farm. The container farm will integrate different farming systems to grow a myriad of nutritious herbs, vegetables and mushrooms, with minimal waste.
The container farm is also designed to be a plug-and-play system, and a possible solution for activating under-utilised rooftop and car park spaces into productive land. These climate-controlled mobile farms can also be placed in housing estates, providing conveniently-located employment to marginalised communities, as well as providing easy access to local produce to all Singaporean residents.
UBS SOCIAL INNOVATOR
In 2016, UBS wanted to support social enterprises that are helping to address society’s most pressing challenges. Edible Garden City identified issues in food security, food production efficiency, manpower resourcing in agriculture and awareness of farming, and presented our innovative solutions to UBS.
Click on the icon to the right for more details on the UBS Social Innovator programme, and to read about Edible Garden City's solutions to solve the raised issues.
THE STRAITS TIMES SINGAPOREAN OF THE YEAR - BJORN LOW (FINALIST)
Bjorn was recognised by The Straits Times in 2018, when he was named as one of the finalists for Singaporean of the Year. He was recognised for his efforts in pushing the urban farming movement in Singapore, while providing employment opportunities for marginalised communities.
Click on the icon to the right to watch a video by The Straits Times about Bjorn's nomination.