EDIBLE GARDENING COURSES FOR SINGAPORE HOUSEHOLDS

SkillsFuture Credit Approved


Available Courses:

(1) Integrate Edible Gardening Into Residential Designs

Course Code: TGS-2020502406

Course Fee: $ 198.00 (One Hundred Ninety Eight Dollars), GST Inclusive



(2) Incorporating Hydroponic Systems Into Residential Spaces

Course Code: TGS-2021002941

Course Fee: $ 214.00 (Two Hundred Fourteen Dollars), GST Inclusive


Our vast experience and knowledge involving water systems is much applicable in growing edible plants using simple but effective plant-growings systems in an urban city context such as Singapore. Our company hopes to contribute to the community by being one with our nation's pursuit to address the concern regarding food safety and security. This course that we have created provides the know-how on growing your own urban edible garden be it in your home, corridor, balcony, or anywhere practically! The methods and tools that will be taught are a shift from the traditional way of growing greens.

Integrate Edible Gardening Into Residential Designs

SkillsFuture Credit Approved (Course Code: TGS-2020502406)

Duration: 1-Day Course

Timing: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Main Venue: Blk 1004 Toa Payoh Industrial Park #06-1485, LORONG 8 TOA PAYOH, (S)319076

Medium of instruction: English/Mandarin




Let us start by saying that when it comes to growing plants, the "need to have a green thumb" is just a myth😊. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned gardener, this course will surely interest you as there are lots of underlying principles in planting that could help you start at the right footing or to improve your current style of gardening.

To maintain a beautiful and healthy garden of edibles is indeed quite a challenge as you have to double your attention and care in looking after these types of plants. They are after all to be eaten by you and your family or friends! So, why not take a leap of faith and join us in one of our classes?



Highlights and Important Discussion Points:


1. Gardening Styles: What do you have and how do you do it?

There are different gardening styles that have been practised by passionate gardeners over decades. Depending on the available resources and the amount of time you have on hand, there is always one for you to start with as long as you are willing to take your "plant-parenting" journey. Discover which among the existing gardening styles is feasible to work on at the comfort of your home and assess which one fits best your lifestyle.


2. Gardening Essentials: What are you doing and how it should be done?

Have you ever wondered why your plants are turning yellow or brown or almost dying despite watering them everyday? Or maybe they are seemingly doing alright but not really growing well like the ones you see in the nursery or even compare to your neighbor's plant? They always say, give tender loving care, but would that really suffice to successfully grow and maintain healthy plants? Well, let truth be told that many of those who became experts in gardening have killed plants which were too many to count before they were able to grasp the particular needs of every plant.

👉Shorten your learning curve by understanding the science of growing edible plants in a given particular condition (like in absence or presence of partial or full sunlight, or when using clayey or well-draining soil,etc).
👉Find out how you can start your own mini edible garden at home or how else you can improve your existing garden by pinpointing exactly the particular needs of specific plants.


3. Growing from Seeds and Cuttings: How to start growing plants and have it in abundance?

It is a general knowledge that plants can be grown either from seeds or from cuttings. Sounds simple, right? Actually, it is indeed simple provided that you know the correct process of sowing your seeds and/or propagating using stems cutting. Yes, THERE IS A CORRECT PROCESS of doing it. You need to get to know the type of plants you may want to grow or propagate, the planting media you need to use to kick start and the right preparation to have a better chance of seeing your plants come into new life.

If you are a beginner, this is a perfect way to learn step by step during hands-on activity. For an experienced gardener, you might actually learn how to share your knowledge systematically with newbies in gardening and pick up a couple of tips from this training. Take note! Your hands-on activity won't end in our class as you will be bringing back home to take care and observe the seeds and cuttings that you practised on. We will share with your joy and frustration (hope not to that extent!😊) on progress and learn from each other's experience.



   


4. Implementing Sustainable Practices:

How to broaden your food basket and maintain what you have started in urban edible gardening?

Success in gardening doesn't stop at being able to grow a new life out of seeds or cuttings. It is just the beginning. In fact, the real challenge is in maintaining and sustaining your garden. Going to the nurseries, you will find different types of plants, potting soil, pesticides, fertilisers and other things you think could be of help to have a lushful greens of edibles. Do you end up asking yourself, among the many choices, which is the best choice?



👉 "What plants are easy to maintain, good to try growing for newbies, something that is sturdy and highly nutrient-densed, etc?"
👉 "What fertliser to use for your plants to become greener, to have flowers or to produce fruits?"
👉 "Which pesticide is best to drive away ants, kill mealy bugs, aphids, etc?"
👉 "Which type of planting media should be used for seedlings, leafy, fruiting or flowering vegetables?"


And other than those you can buy from nurseries, you probably want to know whether you can make your own potting mix, fertilisers and pesticides, right? Well, this course is really what you are looking for!



5. Setting up Effective Grow Systems (Sub-Irrigated Planters):

How can you create additional gardening spaces within your limited area?

In a land-scarce Singapore, with an area of 720 square km mostly utilized for urban development, food sustainability and security continues to be the major concerns for its growing population of close to 6 million. About 80% of our population lives in HDB apartments and another 10% in condominiums. Growing with a limited space you have (e.g. corridors, balconies and patios) is indeed very challenging but who said space is a problem to have your dream edible garden in HDB or condominium settings? 🤔

Ladies and gentlemen, all eyes 👀 and attention here! 🧐👇

Unlike other gardening workshops, this workshop not only teaches what and how to grow edibles but also how to integrate them into your residential design.

Just think of a 38cm (width) x 38cm (length) 127cm (height) area. Do you know that by adopting an efficient easy grow planter system, we can actually have 21 plant varieties that we can enjoy in that given area? Yes, that much we can have! Here is the key🔑:

Learn from us how to do it.😊



   

Incorporating Hydroponic Systems Into Residential Spaces

SkillsFuture Credit Approved (Course Code: TGS-2021002941)

Duration: 1-Day Course

Timing: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Main Venue: Blk 1004 Toa Payoh Industrial Park #06-1485, LORONG 8 TOA PAYOH, (S)319076

Medium of instruction: English



As urban gardening evolves, growing edibles hydroponically is becoming more and more popular for number of reasons. If you have soil-related or sunlight-related problems concerning your plants, this course can be the right one for you!


Course Content:

~ The Types of Hydroponic Systems and Their Pros and Cons
~ The Plant Nutrients and Growing Media
~ The Basics of Hydroponic Lighting
~ Seeds Germination and Seedlings Propagation and Care
~ Assembling Your Own Hydroponic System


Course Objective:

This course aims primarily to provide foundational knowledge to those who are involved or interested to provide services in modern high-tech farming industry; and to equip every householder to build a system where they can grow their own food, in support with Singapore government’s “30 by 30 express” goal, towards food security and sustainability.




Turn your residential spaces into haven of greens!
There is no space too small for you not to be able to grow your own food!


Integrate Edible Gardening Into Residential Designs

(SkillsFuture Credit Claimable Course)


Course Code: TGS-2020502406

Training Provider: Jireh Engineering Pte Ltd

Course Fee: $ 198.00 (inclusive of GST)



Description Category of Individuals
Singapore Citizen aged 25yo and above Other Nationality
Course Fee with GST $ 198.00 SGD $ 198.00 SGD
SkillsFuture Credit Funding* $ 198.00 SGD Not Applicable
Total Course Fee Payable $     0.00 SGD $ 198.00 SGD




Incorporating Hydroponic Systems Into Residential Spaces

(SkillsFuture Credit Claimable Course)


Course Code: TGS-2021002941

Training Provider: Jireh Engineering Pte Ltd

Course Fee: $ 214.00 (inclusive of GST)



Description Category of Individuals
Singapore Citizen aged 25yo and above Other Nationality
Course Fee with GST $ 214.00 SGD $ 214.00 SGD
SkillsFuture Credit Funding* $ 214.00 SGD Not Applicable
Total Course Fee Payable $     0.00 SGD $ 214.00 SGD


Payment Options:


1. SkillsFuture Credit*
All Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above can use their SkillsFuture credit from the government to pay up to the full course fee. To submit a claim and check if you have enough balance to cover the full course fee, please log-in to 👉SkillsFuture Credit portal using your personal Singpass account.

Kindly note that we cannot submit claim application on your behalf as Singpass account is a confidential information. However, should you need us to assist you to go through the application process, we will gladly guide you.


Claim application must be submitted as soon as confirmation email from Jireh Engineering is received or latest 10 working days before the course date. Failure to do so, advance cash payment will be required. It will be refunded as soon as proof of successful claim application to SFC is provided by participant.

For submission of SFC claim application, please use the PDF copy of completed registration form as supporting document.



2. Cash/I-Banking Transfer/PayNow

Payable to:
Account Name: Jireh Engineering Pte Ltd
Account No: 005-9014985
Bank Name: DBS
PayNow: UEN 198303612Z

Cash payment must be done 7 working days before the course date. Please provide copy of the successful payment transaction with your phone number (as per your registration form) as reference for our bank payment tracing.



Submission of Registration


1. Complete the REGISTRATION FORM 👉using this link ). Please ensure to enter your correct contact number and working email address. Once completed, click the "Submit" button.

2. After successful submission, we will send you an email confirming your seat/slot in our class. You should find the following attachment in our email:

~ PDF copy of completed registration form
~ Step by step guide on how to submit SFC claim application
~ Management advisory on Covid-19 safety precaution


3. Should you not receive any email from us within the day (except Sunday, Public Holiday and outside working hours), please do not hesitate to contact us through:

~ Landline: 6256-8688/9 or 6256-7631
~ WhatsApp: 9832-9869
~ Email: training.jireh@gmail.com
~ Messenger: Facebook Page - GreenBack Singapore



Course Schedule 课程日期


EDIBLE GARDENING (SOIL-BASED) 食用园艺 (使用土壤)


VENUE A: Blk 1004 Toa Payoh Industrial Lorong 8

30 October 2021, Saturday, Chinese Class
27 November 2021, Saturday, English Class
30 November 2021, Tuesday, Chinese Class


VENUE B: Blk 723A Tampines Street 72 "Farmer Nick" Rooftop Farm

16 October 2021, Saturday, English Class
23 October 2021, Saturday, English Class
30 October 2021, Saturday, Chinese Class
06 November 2021, Saturday, English Class
13 November 2021, Saturday, Chinese Class
20 November 2021, Saturday, English Class
27 November 2021, Saturday, Chinese Class


HYDROPONICS GROWING (WATER-BASED)


VENUE A: Blk 1004 Toa Payoh Industrial Lorong 8

28 October 2021, Thursday, Chinese Class
20 November 2021, Saturday, English Class
25 November 2021, Thursday, Chinese Class


Registration Form Link 报名表格 👉Click here 点击这里)


See you in our class!😊




Looking forward to see you in one of our classes!

Participants' Testimonials


"Hubby Zuraimi Mohamed Dahlan and I have always wanted to grow our own vegetable garden but we don’t seem to have much luck 😂 But yesterday’s workshop renewed our ethusiasm to build our very own edible garden for nutritious , pesticide -free , truly organic greens . On top of that , we get to reduce our household water usage by recycling rainwater used to water the plants and reduce space needed for gardening ( you can do this along HDB corridors and balconies) . How cool 😎 is that ?"

~ Dr. Elly Sabrina ~ (Shared on her Facebook page )


"Thanks for getting me to start growing veggies. At first, I was just thinking of attending your course for knowledge base. Fortunately it was not only lectures of knowing what plants to grow but also how to grow them based on sunlight required, soil required and finally the benefits of growing such veggies. It was mixed with practical experience to allow us to gain the confidence of growing the veggies ourselves."


"It was an experience eating my own home-grown microgreens and cooking water cress, brazilian spinach and sweet potato to eat. Hence I have decided to convert 50% of my plant population to growing veggies. The friends I recommended to attend your workshop also mentioned that they enjoyed the course very much."

~ Poh Seng ~


"As newbies in planting from HDB dwellings, we have benefitted invaluable information from your class. Thank you for also sharing the Nutrition & Benefits derived from Herbs and Plants. We all had a good exchange and fun time and were very pleased about the effort to follow up with us after the workshop."

~ Joanna & Janice ~


"A friend heard about the “edible plant workshop” and started sharing. Our initial res- ponse was “Okay since it is fully funded by Skills Future Credits, there is nothing to lose to learn and know. The one day workshop turned to be NOT boring and was in fact, exciting and turned into another chapter of our lives."

~ Lawrence & Peggy ~


"My wife and I enjoyed the workshop. It was very enriching and had given me much knowledge on plant diseases and their remedies. The easy-grow systems have given me ideas on how to enjoy my retirement."

~ Jeremy ~


Note:
Products featured below are just suggested products that you may want to avail to start your gardening journey. You are therefore NOT oblige to make any purchase when you attend our course. Just in case you are interested, please enquire through our landline or whatsapp number. 😊




(A) GreenBack Products

(Special discount vouchers are given to every class participant)


1. Stackable Pots



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Understanding the principles of how a certain plant-growing system works is extremely important. Combine with the knowledge you have learned from our class, start to apply your creativity, time and patience to make a space-saving planter that you can make use of. It can be out of recyclable materials or by improving the pots and planters you currently have... or perhaps, you can consider buying some planters readily available in the market if making one is too time consuming and troublesome. 😊😊


2. Sub-irrigated Pots (SIP)

corridor system    

Features:

1. Sub-irrigated, complete with inlet pipe and water level indicator.
2. You can opt to have drain spout installed at both sides of the pot. This will enable you to connect pots arranged vertically with a hose to save/recycle water (see left photo)
3. Comes in different sizes (LxWxH = Small: 15.5x10x13cm Medium: 18.5x12x16cm Large: 22x14x21 ) and pastel colours


3. Planting Media (Potting Soil/Soil Mix, Soilless Potting Mix and Biochar)

Potting Mix   Soilless Mix   Biochar

1. Potting Soil/Soil Mix:

~ Packed in 5L bag (app weight: 5kg)
~ Normal soil mixed with biochar


2. Soilless Mix

~ Packed in 4L bag (light weight)
~ Mixes of different planting media
~ loose and water rententive
~ can be used 100% as is or mix with clayey soil.
~ high in organic matter


3. Biochar

~ Packed in 5L bag (light weight: mixed chips and powder size)
~ Organic. Inactive carbon. Great adsorption capacity.
~ Acts as "storage house" for the nutrients/fertilisers applied to soil and slowly releases them to the plants.
~ Serves as a good filter/purifier.



(B) Ban Lee Huat Seeds

(Discount voucher not applicable)