Teen grows high-tech veggie farm in balcony of Orchard Road home

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Hanna Joe is 17 and has been donating hydroponic kits to children's homes and teaching her peers about sustainable urban farming.
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Many balconies in Singapore may be dressed up with ornamental plants and patio furniture, but at the Joe family's Orchard Road condominium, a high-tech farm blooms.

A brown tank is home to 11 tilapia fish, which produce waste that is used to fertilise vegetables such as basil and perilla.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2020, with the headline Teen grows high-tech veggie farm in balcony of Orchard Road home. Subscribe