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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:

  • Grow Your Own Food Series: Beginner Gardener's Guide to Starting a Productive Edible Garden (also conducted in Mandarin or Tamil)

  • Grow Your Own Food Series: The Farm is the Pharmacy

  • Grow Your Own Food Series: Grow Microgreens at Home

  • Grow Your Own Food Series: Beginner's Guide to Vermicomposting

  • Grow Your Own Food Series: Effective Pest & Disease Management for New Urban Farmers

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!

 

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, Mandarin, Tamil

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

 
 

Course Fees

Course fee payable (via bank transfer to EGC, or via SkillsFuture Credit): $ 42.53

(Total course fee: $ 168.53 (inclusive of 7% GST); National Silver Academy subsidy: $126.00)

 

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

 

Available course dates (English):

Part 1 - Thursday 5 January 2023, 9am to 12pm

Part 2 - Thursday 12 January 2023, 9am to 12pm

Registration closure date: 29 December 2022

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Part 1 - Thursday 2 February 2023, 2pm to 5pm

Part 2 - Thursday 9 February 2023, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 26 January 2023

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Part 1 - Wednesday 1 March 2023, 2pm to 5pm

Part 2 - Thursday 2 March 2023, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date:  22 February 2023

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Available course dates (Mandarin):

Part 1 - Tuesday 21 March 2023, 2pm to 5pm

Part 2 - Tuesday 28 March 2023, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 14 March 2023

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Available course dates (Tamil):

Part 1 - Thursday 23 March 2023, 2pm to 5pm

Part 2 - Thursday 30 March 2023, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 16 March 2023

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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

Course Fees

Course fee payable (via bank transfer to EGC, or via SkillsFuture Credit): $ 22.38

(Total course fee: $ 88.72 (inclusive of 7% GST); National Silver Academy subsidy: $66.34)

 

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

 

Available course dates:

Thursday 5 January 2023, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 29 December 2022

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Tuesday 7 February 2023, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 31 January 2023

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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

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

Course Fees

Course fee payable (via bank transfer to EGC, or via SkillsFuture Credit): $ 22.39

(Total course fee: $ 88.92 (inclusive of 7% GST); National Silver Academy subsidy: $66.34)

 

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

 

Available course dates:

Tuesday 10 January 2023, 9am to 12pm

Registration closure date: 3 January 2023

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Wednesday 1 February 2023, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 25 January 2023

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Wednesday 1 March 2023, 9am to 12pm

Registration closure date: 22 February 2023

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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 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

Course Fees

Course fee payable (via bank transfer to EGC, or via SkillsFuture Credit): $ 22.39

(Total course fee: $ 88.92 (inclusive of 7% GST); National Silver Academy subsidy: $66.34)

 

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

 

Available course dates:

Tuesday 17 January 2023, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 10 January 2023

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Tuesday 14 February 2023, 9am to 12pm

Registration closure date: 7 February 2023

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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 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

Course Fees

Course fee payable (via bank transfer to EGC, or via SkillsFuture Credit): $ 22.39

(Total course fee: $ 88.92 (inclusive of 7% GST); National Silver Academy subsidy: $66.34)

 

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

 

Available course dates:

Thursday 12 January 2023, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 5 January 2023

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Wednesday 8 February 2023, 2pm to 5pm

Registration closure date: 1 February 2023

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Learn gardening during National Silver Academy courses at Edible Garden City
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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.