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NATIONAL SILVER ACADEMY (NSA)

Edible Garden City courses are now eligible under the National Silver Academy (NSA).

The NSA aims to provide learning opportunities through gardening courses to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 50 and above. Home gardening has been proven to have physical and mental benefits for all ages.
More information on the NSA can be found here.

You may find the list of Edible Garden City courses that are eligible under the NSA below. Please click through (or scroll down) to find out course details and fees.

For enquiries, please send an email to skills.future@ediblegardencity.com.

All courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise stated. All courses will be held at Edible Garden City's Queenstown Farm (60 Jalan Penjara, Singapore 149375) unless otherwise stated.

The following courses are available:

For farm tours or other workshops, or for other learners, please check out our SHOP page for our full range of public tours and workshops!

TO SIGN UP FOR ALL 5
'GROW YOUR OWN FOOD' COURSES
IN A SINGLE PACKAGE

JOYFUL EDIBLE GARDENING:
DESIGNING YOUR HOME GARDEN

NSA: Beginner Gardener's Guide to Starting a Productive Edible Garden

Grow Your Own Food Series: Beginner Gardener's Guide to Starting a Productive Edible Garden (National Silver Academy)

This programme provides a basic guide for new gardeners. It will provide practical information on how to start a garden successfully, from how to choose the right plants, what soil to use, how to water correctly, propagation methods, proper tools, some basics on plant nutrition, pests and diseases to observe for. Participants come out of this workshop inspired and confident about growing their own food! 

 

Course Info

Course language: English and Mandarin

Duration: 6 hours over 2 sessions

Venue: Edible Garden City (physical)

Eligibility: Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents aged 50 and above

Max 20 pax per class
Min 5 pax per class

Course Fees

Course fee payable (via bank transfer to EGC, or via SkillsFuture Credit): $ 51.91

(Total course fee: $ 195.11 (inclusive of 9% GST); National Silver Academy subsidy: $143.20)

 

Payment to be made after your course registration is confirmed by EGC.

BeginnerGardener Mandarin

 

Available course dates (English):

 

Part 1 - Thursday 09/05/2024, 9am to 12nn

Part 2 -Thursday 16/05/2024, 9am to 12nn

Registration closure date: 02/05/2024

Registration closed (full)

Part 1 - Monday 03/06/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Part 2 - Wednesday 05/06/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 27/05/2024

Registration closed (full)

Part 1 - Saturday 06/07/2024, 9am to 12nn

Part 2 - Saturday 13/07/2024, 9am to 12nn

Registration closure date: 30/06/2024

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Part 1 - Monday 05/08/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Part 2 - Wednesday 07/08/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 29/07/2024

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Part 1 - Tuesday 10/09/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Part 2 - Tuesday 17/09/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 03/09/2024

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Available course dates (Mandarin) - 初级园艺课程:如何设置一个富有成效的食用花园:

Part 1 - Monday 06/05/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Part 2 -Monday 13/05/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 29/04/2024

Registration closed.

Part 1 - Tuesday 16/07/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Part 2 -Tuesday 23/07/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 09/07/2024

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Part 1 - Wednesday 25/09/2024, 9am to 12nn

Part 2 -Friday 27/09/2024, 9am to 12nn

Registration closure date: 18/09/2024

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Tamil classes are not available this run. 

BeginnerGardener Tamil
NSA: Grow Your Own Food Series: The Farm is the Pharmacy (National Silver Academy)

Grow Your Own Food Series: The Farm is the Pharmacy (National Silver Academy)

Plants have a marvellous way of healing themselves and we benefit from some of the healing power they hold. This programme will explore some plants which science and traditional medicine have told us are beneficial to include in our diet. Participants will not only learn the beneficial uses of readily available fruits, vegetables and herbs, they will also get to share how they have been consuming these plants themselves.

Course Info

Course language: English

Duration: 3 hours over 1 session

Venue: Edible Garden City (physical)

Eligibility: Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents aged 50 and above

Max 20 pax per class

Min 5 pax per class

Course Fees

Course fee payable (via bank transfer to EGC, or via SkillsFuture Credit): $ 24.65

(Total course fee: $ 92.65 (inclusive of 9% GST); National Silver Academy subsidy: $68.00)

 

Payment to be made after your course registration is confirmed by EGC.

 

Available course dates:

Friday 07/06/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 31/05/2024

Registration closed (full).

Thursday 22/08/2024, 9am to 12nn

Registration closure date: 15/08/2024

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Grow Your Own Foo Series: Grow Microgreens at Home (National Silver Academy)

Grow Your Own Food Series: Grow Microgreens at Home (National Silver Academy)

This course takes participants on an exploration of the farm to see the many ways we can grow an edible garden, whether in soil or hydroponically, indoors or outdoors, in containers or special systems and setups. Seeing edible plants grow in these different ways will give participants insight into which method might best work for their own growing spaces.

 

The hands-on segment will allow participants to grow their own microgreens in punnets, so that even if they do not have a lot of space or sunlight at home, they can still grow their own food! This is a great starter programme for participants who have little to no experience with gardening.

Course Info

Course language: English and Mandarin

Duration: 3 hours over 1 session

Venue: Edible Garden City (physical)

Eligibility: Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents aged 50 and above

Max 20 pax per class
Min 5 pax per class

Course Fees

Course fee payable (via bank transfer to EGC, or via SkillsFuture Credit): $ 25.23

(Total course fee: $ 94.83 (inclusive of 9% GST); National Silver Academy subsidy: $69.60)

 

Payment to be made after your course registration is confirmed by EGC.

 

Available course dates (English):

Saturday 18/05/2024, 9am to 12nn

Registration closure date: 10/05/2024

Registration closed.

Wednesday 12/06/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 05/06/2024

Registration closed.

Monday 15/07/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 08/07/2024

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Wednesday 14/08/2024, 9am to 12nn

Registration closure date: 07/08/2024

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Friday 20/09/2024, 9am to 12nn

Registration closure date: 13/09/2024

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Available course dates (Mandarin): 初级园艺课程:如何在家中种植微型蔬菜

Wednesday 15/05/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 08/05/2024

Registration closed (full).

Saturday 27/07/2024, 9am to 12nn

Registration closure date: 20/07/2024

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NSA: Grow Your Own Food Series: Beginner's Guide to Vermicomposting (National Silver Academy)

Grow Your Own Food Series: Beginner's Guide to Vermicomposting (National Silver Academy)

This programme is for urban farmers who are particular about how their edibles are grown and want to provide nutrients that are as rich and natural as possible. Many apartment-dwellers would find vermicomposting (composting with worms) a great way to upcycle kitchen waste and create nutritious compost for their plants.

 

This workshop will allow participants to understand about different kinds of worms, how to choose vermicomposting worms, how to set up and care for a worm bin and finally how to harvest vermicast to be used in their edible gardens. Participants come away from the workshop ready to champion sustainability through upcycling their food waste.

Course Fees

Course fee payable (via bank transfer to EGC, or via SkillsFuture Credit): $ 28.13

(Total course fee: $ 105.73 (inclusive of 9% GST); National Silver Academy subsidy: $77.60)

 

Payment to be made after your course registration is confirmed by EGC.

 

Available course dates:

Monday 10/06/2024, 9am to 12nn

Registration closure date:03/06/2024

Registration closed.

Friday 16/08/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 09/08/2024

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Course Info

Course language: English

Duration: 3 hours over 1 session

Venue: Edible Garden City (physical)

Eligibility: Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents aged 50 and above

Max 20 pax per class
Min 5 pax per class

NSA: Effective Pest & Disease Management for New Urban Farmers (National Silver Academy)

Grow Your Own Food Series: Effective Pest & Disease Management for New Urban Farmers (National Silver Academy)

New gardeners often find themselves facing the challenges of dealing with issues of pest and disease in plants. Without some basic understanding of pests, diseases and the environment, it is easy for new gardeners to become frustrated and overwhelmed by these problems in the garden.

 

This workshop will give participants a holistic understanding of some common reasons their gardens may develop pest and disease issues and how to deal with them in a calm, environmentally-friendly way. Successful pest and disease management will give participants a significant sense of confidence and joy in their gardening journey.

Course Fees

Course fee payable (via bank transfer to EGC, or via SkillsFuture Credit): $ 26.10

(Total course fee: $ 98.10 (inclusive of 9% GST); National Silver Academy subsidy: $72.00)

 

Payment to be made after your course registration is confirmed by EGC.

 

Available course dates:

Friday 14/06/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date:07/06/2024

Registration closed.

Friday 19/07/2024, 9am to 12nn

Registration closure date: 12/07/2024

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Wednesday 28/08/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date:21/08/2024

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Course Info

Course language: English

Duration: 3 hours over 1 session

Venue: Edible Garden City (physical)

Eligibility: Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents aged 50 and above

Max 20 pax per class

Min 5 pax per class

All 5 Courses

Grow Your Own Food Series: All 5 Courses (National Silver Academy)

In this series of courses, participants will learn how to grow microgreens at home, have a beginner gardener’s guide to starting a productive edible garden, learn how to have an effective pest & disease management plan for new urban farmers, have a beginner’s guide to vermicomposting and learn about plans beneficial to our diet based on science and traditional medicine.

Enjoy the convenience of signing up for all 5 courses in a single package!

Course Info

Course language: English

Duration: 18 hours over 6 sessions

Venue: Edible Garden City (physical)

Eligibility: Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents aged 50 and above

Max 20 pax per class
Min 5 pax per class

Course Fees

Course fee payable (via bank transfer to EGC, or via SkillsFuture Credit): $ 156.02

(Total course fee: $ 586.42 (inclusive of 9% GST); National Silver Academy subsidy: $430.40)

 

Payment to be made after your course registration is confirmed by EGC.

 

Available course dates:

  • Friday 05/04/2024, 2-5pm: Beginner Gardener Part 1

  • Friday 12/04/2024, 2-5pm: Beginner Gardener Part 2

  • Monday 15/04/2024, 9am-12nn: Microgreens

  • Wednesday 17/04/2024, 2pm-5pm: Farm is Pharmacy

  • Tuesday 23/04/2024, 2-5pm: Vermicomposting

  • Saturday 27/04/2024, 9am-12nn: Pest & Disease

Registration closure date: 29/03/2024

Registration closed (full).

Joyful Edible Gardening: Designing Your Home Garden

Joyful Edible Gardening: Designing Your Home Garden (National Silver Academy)

An edible garden provides an opportunity to grow food & at the same time create a beautiful space. This programme is a starter guide for designing a garden (both balcony & outdoor gardens) & choosing an effective, beautiful planting plan.

Course Info

Course language: English

Duration: 6 hours over 2 sessions

Venue: Edible Garden City (physical)

Eligibility: Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents aged 50 and above

Max 20 pax per class
Min 5 pax per class

Course Fees

Course fee payable (via bank transfer to EGC, or via SkillsFuture Credit): $ 52.20

(Total course fee: $ 196.20 (inclusive of 9% GST); National Silver Academy subsidy: $144.00)

 

Payment to be made after your course registration is confirmed by EGC.

Available course dates:

Part 1 - Monday 19/08/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Part 2 - Monday 26/08/2024, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 12/08/2024
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Learn gardening during National Silver Academy courses at Edible Garden City
Marigold flowers at Edible Garden City
Learn gardening during National Silver Academy courses at Edible Garden City

For enquiries on the above NSA approved courses,
please send an email to
skills.future@ediblegardencity.com.

For all other tour and workshop enquiries, please email us at 
sales@ediblegardencity.com.

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