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Harvesting for CNY: Urban farmers bond over dishes made from the fruit of their labour

Urban farmers bond over dishes made from the fruit of their labour at community garden

The sounds of children laughing from a nearby primary school fills the air. At 7am, Madam Ong Bock Hoe peers over the rooftop railing to watch the pupils chase one another at a basketball court below.

She changes into her boots, picks up a pair of scissors, and examines a paper lantern that she made from Chinese New Year hongbao.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 04, 2019, with the headline 'Harvesting for Chinese New Year'. Subscribe