2018 February

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22 Feb: Kenaf

Eaten in India as "Gongura", the edible leaves of the "Whitten" strand have up to 34% Protein. The seeds can be ground into a gluten free flour for baking. It is a fast growing plant (faster than weeds), requires little water and can sequester 8x more carbon than evergreen trees
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21 Feb: Jimmy Chow

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".
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19 Feb: Watercress

With a ranking of 1000 on the ANDI Food Scores, Watercress is a super food similar to Kale and Mustard Greens. It is easy to grow in soil or water under full sun or partial shade..
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12 Feb: Chun Yeow

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. :)
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09 Feb: Stackable Aquaponics

Aquaponics is undoubtedly the greenest and most organic way to grow. No need for soil / fertilizers. You make use of fish poo and pee. It's a closed loop cycle. To take it further, stack several layers..
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09 Feb: Madiera Vine

Grows at up to 1 metre per week, Madiera Vine has been declared an invasive species in many western countries. However, the Japanese value it as "OkawaKame" or Land Seaweed.
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09 Feb: Gotu Kola

Also known as the "herb of longevity", Gotu Kola has been used in Ayurvedic, Chinese and Indonesian medicine. Reputed to be able to boost brain power, heal skin issues, promote liver and kidney health..
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09 Feb: Moringa

Moringa, the "miracle tree", is now staple in community gardens. The challenge is to grow it as a shrub along your corridor or in your balcony
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08 Feb: Alex Kee

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.
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08 Feb: Zen & Yi Sing

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.