About Food Steps

FoodSteps was born out of a strong desire to empower citizens around the world to take charge of their health and discover the endless benefits of growing and harvesting food in the comfort of their home.
By focusing on a scientific approach using non-traditional methods, founder Ben Thum aims to reinvent gardening for 90% Singapore’s population. Since 2009, he has been experimenting with ways to perfect his process of growing nutritionally rich foods in densely populated urban environments. Ben has won several national community gardening awards.

As a strong advocate for growing and eating ultra-fresh food, he’s contributed many hours volunteering, encouraging and educating others to start growing their own nutrition-dense edibles right where they live. Every day, Ben looks for new ways of helping others see the benefits of growing and eating food within fifteen minutes of where it is harvested.

Vision

Changing how we grow food, nourish our bodies, and sustain good health in urban environments.

Our core values

FoodSteps was born out of a strong desire to empower citizens around the world to take charge of their health and discover the endless benefits of growing and harvesting food in the comfort of their home.

Health
Our motivation is rooted in the health benefits of our innovative approach. There is no greater way to start a journey towards lasting health, than by removing the “food miles” between you and the nutrients you eat.
Longevity
Our goal has always been to enable developed nations to support their substantial aging populations. Through healthy living and continued happiness, we can help ensure longer living for everyone.
Family bonding
Our effective systems are ready to be installed on your balcony or in your corridor, so you and your family can engage with the natural goodness of growing, harvesting and eating your own food.
Sharing
It’s vital we start thinking smartly about food. We are a group of passionate, inquisitive developers wanting to share our knowledge about food safety, security and sustainability with the world.