When it comes to nature's bounty, Singapore often doesn't get the credit she deserves. But between concrete buildings and amongst perfectly manicured lawns, we can often find pockets of sweet fruits, tender leaves and fragrant herbs, waiting to be foraged. In celebration of these undiscovered gems, and in conjunction with the Asian premier screening of Botanist Gin's mini film series ‘WILD– A STATE OF MIND’, Edible Garden City and Botanist Gin are proud to present Wild - A State of Mind: Urban Forage and Gin Stories; an afternoon to inspire us to look past the concrete jungle to find a hidden food paradise.
Learn about urban foraging, while enjoying free-flow of gin-based cocktails created with local herbs and flowers by Botanist's resident bartender, and savouring canapés inspired by the best edible wild ingredients Singapore’s natural environment offers in both foraging and farming. These little bites will be prepared in an exclusive collaboration between So Sofitel and Culinary Anthropologist Nithiya Laila, founder of Brunch Bandits and host of Channel News Asia’s Edible Wild.
Edible Garden City's Founder Bjorn Low takes the mic for an exclusive sharing about urban foraging, and how urban farmers can embrace biodiversity and natural life cycles in order to grow a greater variety of crops sustainably and responsibly. As one of the trailblazers of the urban farming movement here in Singapore, he will also discuss the delicate balance between natural farming and agriculture technology, and share how Edible Garden City toes this line. Guests will also take a multi-sensory sampling tour of Edible Garden City's multi-system closed loop farm. They will be able to taste, touch, and smell plants that have been nurtured by our farmers, as well as crops that have flourished naturally and in unexpected places.
To celebrate Botanist Gin's mini film series ‘WILD– A STATE OF MIND’, there will also be an exclusive Asian premier screening of five mini documentaries featuring the gin brand’s global community of wild foragers, chefs and bartenders, including Singapore's very own Vijay from NATIVE. More information on the films can be found here.
Guests will be invited to join in the following activities:
Enjoying gin cocktails featuring local herbs, including a welcome drink and free-flow gin cocktails during the mingling session.
Opening words by Chloe Wood, Bruichladdich Distillery's Asia Pacific Brand Ambassador.
Sharing on urban farming and urban foraging by Bjorn Low, Co-founder of Edible Garden City.
Multi-sensory Farm Tour of Edible Garden City's Queenstown farm, showcasing container farming, microgreens growing, black soldier fly farming and more.
Canapés by So Sofitel and Chef Nithiya from Brunch Bandits and Channel NewsAsia's Edible Wild.
Exclusive local premier screening of The Botanist's 'WILD– A STATE OF MIND' mini film series.
Mingling session and optional workshop stations featuring The Botanist's Herb Planter (retailing at $95, including GST).
This event is for ages 18 and above only. We encourage guests to drink responsibly. Please consider taking public transport to and from the event. Please do not drink and drive.