Urban Farming and Sustainable Living

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The practice of urban farming and sustainable living goes hand-in-hand. When we practise urban farming, it is highly encouraged to incorporate sustainable elements. And in turn, we are also learning to have a more sustainable lifestyle. Together we can move towards achieving harmony with nature and build a sustainable community.

The ‘L.O.V.E.R’ model shows the connections between urban farming and sustainable living. Put your mouse over the following icons to find out more.

  • Be a conscious consumer, choose food that is grown/ produced locally or regionally

Local

Locally produced or grown food generally involves lower carbon footprint generated 

in transportation.

  • Urban farming

  • allows us to grow and consume local food 

  • Reduce our reliance on imported food (e.g. growing our own herbs)

Organic

Avoiding the use of synthetic chemical fertilisers, pesticides, or other artificial chemicals.

  • Following nature’s schedule
    - grow seasonal crops

  • Do not use chemicals

  • No genetically-modified organism

  • Use renewable resources

  • Emphasise conservation of ecosystem

  • Eat seasonal vegetables

  • Avoid harmful chemical substances and use renewable resources as much as possible

Vegetarian

  • We learn to appreciate vegetables more when we are involved in the growing process

  • Adopt a plant-based diet

In general, vegetables require less resources to grow compared to raising animals.

Energy-smart

Avoid wastage of energy and make use of renewable energy.

  • Growing food is producing food energy!

  • Composting is turning waste into nutrients to support food energy production

  • Choosing renewable energy over non-renewable energy wherever possible

  • Conserving energy in our daily lives

Reduce

Less is more! Consume less and enjoy nature's abundance.

  • Avoid excessive use of resources like fertilisers and pesticides

  • Make use of natural resources or upcycle waste material such as making compost

  • Reduce unnecessary consumption in daily life

  • Buying second-hand items and repairing items to extend their lifespans

Urban farming

Sustainable Living