No more old-school agriculture: Urban farming takes root in Singapore

Urban farming includes therapeutic horticulture, micro-farms at home, rooftop plots and community outreach programmes.
Urban farming includes therapeutic horticulture, micro-farms at home, rooftop plots and community outreach programmes.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
Qian Hu's has been able to achieve much higher yields as compared to traditional shrimp farming.
Qian Hu's has been able to achieve much higher yields as compared to traditional shrimp farming.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
A worker harvests pea sprouts at Kin Yan Agrotech Farm.
A worker harvests pea sprouts at Kin Yan Agrotech Farm.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
A close up of the Golden Oyster Mushroom at Kin Yan Agrotech Farm.
A close up of the Golden Oyster Mushroom at Kin Yan Agrotech Farm.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - Urban farming has taken root in Singapore and is morphing beyond old-school agriculture.

The holistic approach to farming now encompasses therapeutic horticulture, micro-farms at home, rooftop plots and community outreach programmes designed to teach people to care for animals.

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