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Whether you’re home gardener, commercial grower, or just wanting to eat pesticides-free food , courses at The Living Centre provide the opportunity to learn important science-based farming and gardening skills.

For Courses under the SkillsFuture Claimable Category, individual Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from thegovernment to pay for full course fees.
Your company can also sent you to attend our courses and offset part of the course fees by using SSG Training Grant. 
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Health Advisory :  From 8 August 2020, some courses will be held face-to-face, and some courses  will be continue to be conducted online till further notice. 

Face-to-Face Course: Home Gardeners' Series - Growing Organic Leafy Vegetables at Home Using Organic Gardening Methods (for Singapore Growers) (31 Oct 2020)- AM Class

 

Enhance your Skills with Expert Led Face to Face Workshop

This is an hands-on course (2.5 Hours) that will provide and equip you  with techniques of growing leafy vegetables using containers in your apartment or flats, or house in Singapore context . Singapore climate conditions are very different from many other countries, and it is important for you to learn what skills you can apply in your own garden.

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Grow Organic Vegetables at Home

 

Grow Organic Vegetables at Home 3

Hands On Transplanting Grow Organic Vegetables at Home 4

 

Course Fees: SG$98 (early bird special today , you pay only SG$88)
(included SG$35 worth of materials to use during the workshop)
Overall savings of $45 !

 

Course Content:

  • Food Safety in Singapore
  • Singapore Climate and its impact on Singapore Growers
  • Organic Gardening Principles
  • Seed Selection (selecting crops suitable for Singapore climate)
  • Growing Medium (what soil type)
  • Growing Method (from seeding to harvesting)
  • Pest Management (how to ensure your crops are protected and healthy)

FAQ:

(Health Advisory) - 
For face-to-face classes, we have followed the guidelines by Ministry of Health on the measures required and the social distancing measures. All students will be required to use hand sanitizer and wear face mask through out the session. Hand Sanitizers and Anti-Bacterial soap are available within our premises. 

Class Size is Small (10 students max).
From August 2020, we have moved to a larger classroom as well!

(1) Is the trainer good?
Ms Faith Foo has trained people in Singapore and from over 14 countries in applications of commercial farming, community and home gardening. She has also been invited as a key speaker at various key gardening events in Singapore such as Singapore Gardening Festival organised by Hort Park. She also works as a consultant for commercial farms. She is also involved in training local polytechnic lecturers who in turn train next generation of growers to enter the agricultural industry. 

(2) Will I receive any training materials?
Yes, you will receive digital copies (pdf) of step-by-step guides and your trainer will teach you how to use these guides. You will also receive resources (soil, seeds, fertilisers etc)

(3) Will the trainer share where we can get good and affordable gardening supplies in Singapore?
Yes! We will train you how to be a smart and informed shopper! So that you do not get confused by the product offerings at commercial shops.

(4) Should I attend a face-to-face or online class?
Some of you prefer to attend an online class as you may be taking care of someone at home, or you feel more comfortable learning from home. A Face to Face will provide you with the ability to practice your skills with feedback from the trainer

(5) When is the closing date?
Once all the seats are full , we will close registration

(6) How do I register for the class?
Click on Red Registration button on this page

Event Information

Event Date 31-Oct-2020 (Sat) 9:30 am
Event End Date 31-Oct-2020 (Sat) 12:00 pm
Course Fee SG$98.00
This event is organised and conducted by The Living Centre
Language of Instruction English
Course Fee Payment Mode You can use online Paypal/Credit or Debit Card , Interbank Transfer.
Location The Living Centre (Training Room - Level 1)
This class is now FULL. Should you wish to be placed on waiting list, please email us at contact@thelivingcentre.sg
Average rating for Home Gardener Series: Growing Organic Leafy Vegetables At Home, The Living Centre is 4.95 Star of 5 stars - based on 21 Review

Super trainer

Very insightful as to what to expect when we expect good nurtured ? plant babies at home .hank U Faith for this course..., U were Super
Rekha P.N
22 September 2020

This class clear up confusion from what I read online

Faith was very patient with questions raised and the methods suggested are all simple and straightforward, making it a lot less confusing than online resources.
Victoria
22 September 2020

The course was interesting

The course was interesting, learnt techqines and information on planting.
Sarah
22 September 2020

Faith (the instructor) managed to make the basics of organic gardening easy to understand and accessible for the layman

Faith (the instructor) managed to make the basics of organic gardening easy to understand and accessible for the layman, all within 2.5h. I also liked that there was a balance between theory and hands-on. Will be keen to sign up for more courses in future!
Amelia N.
22 September 2020

Like the entire process

Like the entire process
Betty L.
22 September 2020

Enjoyed the class interaction with social distancing

1) The small class size that allowed participants to interact with each other and the trainer freely.2) The combination of theoretical and experiential learning. 3) The resourcefulness of the trainer.
Sri Nurayu M.A
19 September 2020

Important learning

The course managed to condense all the important and needed informations in practical. The trainer was also very approachable and passionate. I felt that the trainer was flexible in terms of delivering her contents that suited the audience.
Mohamad Nasrullah R.
19 September 2020

Practically I enjoyed everything while in the classroom and during Hands-on.

Practically I enjoyed everything while in the classroom and during Hands-on. Faith's step-by-step & clear explainations are very easy to understand and follow. Very casual and fun time class of 10 participants. In only 2 haf hrs, I learned a lot. Hopefully my Kangkong will grow well in 2 weeks...
Faridah E.
19 September 2020

Enjoyed the hands on activities

The hands on activities
Tan C.Y
19 September 2020

Got to visit their beautiful research garden

Hands-on small class for easier learning real examples of plants visit their nice neat and clean research garden.
Tay Y.P
28 February 2020

Hands on Learning

The hands on planting and the theory too
Vidhya R.
27 February 2020

Love the explanation clear and simple

It is the simple explanations together with providing actual materials required for kick-starting to plant a veg that made the course interesting. Also the follow-up of providing the slides used in class is very helpful.
Chim H.L.
24 February 2020

very informative

The short course is very informative especially on the correct types of soil pesticide and fertilizer to use; and the necessary preparation prior to planting seeds.
Bernard
23 February 2020

profession trainer

Ms Faith is professional and friendly in delivery the course content.
KC Chua
23 February 2020

Passionate trainer

I like how Faith demonstrated her passion in sharing her knowledge on organic gardening and the clear delivery. The hands-on approach was also very effective in experiential learning.
Nicholas H.
22 February 2020

Pace is good!

The pace was good. The trainer gave useful tips and answered our questions with patience. I enjoyed the trip to the rooftop as well.
Vignesh M.
22 February 2020

Excellent trainer

Excellent thanks Faith great course
Peter O.
22 February 2020

Great experience

I enjoyed learning about the seed germination process as well as the hands on potting segment. It was also great to be able to visit the rooftop to experience how fresh and raw organic plants are.
Charmaine N.
22 February 2020

Love the tour of their roof garden

Detailed instructions given very useful for beginners :) Short tour of the rooftop garden was interesting
Azza
22 February 2020

Grow organic vegetables

Practical skills to growing own organic vegetables and simple tips of soil and pests control.
Jin Zhi
22 February 2020

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