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SIT Learn

Overview

This one-day course enables participants to appreciate the feasibility for us to grow leafy vegetables traditionally grown on soil in an indoor spaces using artificial lights and multi-shelves racking system, or on purpose-built enclosures, which offer high yield efficiency in a climate controlled environment, using organic fertiliser, artificial lighting, minimal amount water and free from pest without using any amount of pesticide.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice hands-on the various stages of farming right from germination from seeds, nursery and potting for cultivation to harvest, using specimen prepared in advance.

At the end of the appreciation course, participants will have a good understanding of those techniques; essential equipment, growing environment, required conditions and the practical know how to grow leafy vegetables in indoor spaces or customised enclosures.

With practices and passion, participants will be able to grow vegetables not only for own consumption but the possibility of seeking to be a city farmer who will have the capacity to produce leafy vegetables in large quantity for the communities, and our nation will become less reliance on imports of some vegetables, especially those normally grown in temperate regions.


Speakers / Trainers

What You’ll Learn

  • Types of indoor farming systems and the conditions required to successfully grow leafy vegetables indoor.
  • Definitions, methodologies, measurement and technical terms of equipment, and the basic design of a workable growing system.
  • The key elements of successful indoor farming.
  • Practical hands-on session to perform germination from seeds as well as nursery and potting for cultivation.

Who Should Attend

  • Any person who aspires to become a city farmer and an entrepreneur who believes indoor farming is the way ahead for Singapore where farming on soil is not effective and sustainable in near future.
  • Any person who aspires to grow vegetable for own consumption, in the comfort of own spaces available at home or workplaces

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attended the all topics including the practical hands-on session, all in the same full-day course.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct germination, nursery and potting processes, and obtained at least correct answers for 75% of the Multiple Choice Questions conducted on the last activities of the full-day appreciation course.

Schedule

Time Activity
9.00am Topic 1: Types of indoor farming systems and conditions required to grow leafy vegetables indoors
10.10am Tea Break
10.20am Topic 2: Definitions, methodologies, measurement and technical terms of equipment, and the basic design of a workable growing system.
12.00pm Lunch Break
1.10pm Topic 3: The key elements for successful indoor farming
2.40pm Tea Break
3.00pm Topic 4: Practical hands-on session (Test during this period)
4.15pm MCQ Test
4.35pm Debriefing / Q & A

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$695.50 $208.65 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $695.50 $208.65 $78.65
Non-Singaporeans $695.50 Not Eligible Not Eligible
 
Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.
 

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

This is a Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) supported course. If you are an NTUC member, you can enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year for courses supported under UTAP. Terms and conditions apply.


Course Highlights

"I would like to thank SIT for conducting this course as I believe those who attend will benefit a lot from it." - Terry Teo

"Good training and foundation training for beginners like myself." - David Then




Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, Academic Plaza, Level 2, SR2M
Time 09:00 AM to 04:35 PM
Date 02 Mar 2019 (Sat)

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