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.
Changing how we grow food, nourish our bodies, and sustain good health in urban environments.
..is indeed a rare gem and a friend you can rely on. His wealth of knowledge and innovative ideas never cease to amaze me, always improving, always innovating…
Fast forward 7 years and we meet Ben again, he told us he has “retired” from the Building Industry and is going to do what he loves. At the age of 60, he is still as enthusiastic as we first met him but an “upgraded version” with even more ideas, knowledge, actions and wisecracks.
Over the years Ben has continuously reinvented himself and his hallmark inventions: Small space planters with efficacious green systems from rainwater harvesting, water conservation, vertical planting space optimization and systems integration.
Grown-up in landed houses in India, always have space to grow plants. Not only plants, we also have large trees like guava, mango, teakwood, murunga, coconut, etc. I missed that after moving to Singapore.
I like his passion and vision to have every household grow their own vegetables using simple, eco friendly methods. Best part is that it is easy to maintain and at very affordable set up costs..
When we first attended a talk by Ben, we were blown away by the information he imparted. We were really interested in growing edible and highly nutritious local weeds.
When I needed to get energised, I look for him. He never disappoint to inspire me each time I met him. It was a big switch from the computer wizkid, he turned green. Lol.
Beware that he can talk amazingly fast which shows how quick he is at forming ideas and thoughts. It is always great to have him for gardening trips and expedition with his endless jokes (nothing beats his one-liners and wisecracks! LOL) and can talk at the same time on interesting ideas and concepts. 🙂
When I got to know them better I was surprised to know their age and how they have never fallen sick for several years. He has shared with me the simple foods he grows and how to consume them to get the most nutritional value. I have attended several of his talks where his highlight is on rejuvenation and how we can be “biologically younger than our chronological age”.
His passion for the conservation of our scarce and precious water supply and to maximise our limited land space is infectious. Now, Bee Amazed Garden has 2 vertical towers using SIP and his latest version, the Solar Powered Stackable Sub-Irrigated Grow System.
Ben is one of the most passionate persons I have ever met: He is devotedly passionate about growing tropical edibles cost-effectively & efficiently, and infectiously passionate about spreading his gospel of Earth-friendly sustainable living.