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.
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
|9.00am||Topic 1: Types of indoor farming systems and conditions required to grow leafy vegetables indoors|
|10.20am||Topic 2: Definitions, methodologies, measurement and technical terms of equipment, and the basic design of a workable growing system.|
|1.10pm||Topic 3: The key elements for successful indoor farming|
|3.00pm||Topic 4: Practical hands-on session (Test during this period)|
|4.35pm||Debriefing / Q & A|
|Category||Full Fee||After SF Funding||After SF Mid-Career
|Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
|Singapore Citizen (40 & above)||$78.65|
|Non-Singaporeans||$695.50||Not Eligible||Not Eligible|
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.
"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
|Venue||SIT@Dover, Academic Plaza, Level 2, SR2M|
|Time||09:00 AM to 04:35 PM|
|Date||02 Mar 2019 (Sat)|