FOR SOCIAL SERVICES
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:
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
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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:
Nutrition and Knowledge
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.
Encouraging elderly to grow a love for gardening is a key point of outreach for us, as we believe that growing
our own food has a wealth of mental, physical and emotional benefits, particularly for seniors. Hence, our
teams have been working hard to impact more elderly in our community.
Our team of experienced trainers and farmers have conducted workshops for Lion's Befrienders, Active Ageing Centres as well as other senior care and activities centres and Volunteer Welfare Organisations.