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..
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. :)
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..
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.
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..
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
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.
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.
Ben 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.
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..