FOR SOCIAL SERVICES

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Facilitating partnerships between social service agencies and corporations

LET'S WORK TOGETHER

Looking for a trustworthy sustainability partner to support your community engagement projects? Edible Garden City has extensive experience in organising community-focused edible gardens and gardening programmes that give back to society. We link up social service organisations (like yourselves) that serve overlooked segments of the community, with corporates looking to do good.

We have existing partnerships with:

  • Schools

  • Hospitals

  • Halfway Houses

  • Special Needs Schools and Support Organisations

  • Voluntary Welfare Organisations

  • Government Agencies that Support Social Services

The range of activities we offer include:

  • Organisation matching between corporations and social service organisations

  • Facilitation of sponsorship for CSR partnerships

  • Design and build of edible garden, catered specially for the target group

  • Planning and conducting of therapeutic horticulture activities and other gardening-based educational sessions

To find out more, please reach out to us at sales@ediblegardencity.com.

SOCIAL & COMMUNITY-CENTRIC HORTICULTURE

Gardening is about so much more than just growing food! Edible Garden City builds gardens and creates programmes that employ gardening as the backdrop to guide participants in five aspects of holistic well-being:

  • Physical Movement

  • Social Synergy

  • Mental Engagement

  • Nutrition and Knowledge

  • Psychological well-being

Read more about the research regarding therapeutic horticulture, that has been done locally.

COMMUNITY-BASED HORTICULTURE PROJECTS

 
Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation Centre

The Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s (TTSH) Rehabilitation Centre is encouraging its patients to increase their movement through gardening activities, so that in the process they can restore their independence and self-confidence to recover faster. 

 

In collaboration with Edible Garden City, a small corridor planter at the Centre was transformed into a mini edible garden. EGC teamed up with TTSH’s physiotherapists and occupational therapists to design a series of small-group workshops that would not only give participants some basic gardening skills but also help them remain active.

 

The simple acts of harvesting, sorting and watering provide the benefits of moving different parts of our arms and hands to carry out the activities. They simulate senses, uplift moods, promote social interactions and patient empowerment. A therapeutic and fun way of achieving rehabilitation goals through horticulture!

             

For knowledge sharing, EGC’s educators conducted a "Train the Trainer" programme for the group of therapists, in solidarity with TTSH’s ongoing efforts towards therapeutic gardening.

This TTSH programme would not be possible without the generous support of Lam Soon Singapore and staff at the TTSH Rehabilitation Centre.

 

Read more about the programme here.