SINGAPORE – Retired seamstress Song Hiang Kong, 81, learnt how to grow vegetables from her mother when she was growing up in Malaysia.
She got a chance to grow vegetables again two months ago, when she applied for a garden plot at Punggol Park under a new National Parks Board (NParks) scheme.
Madam Song is one of 110 gardeners who have secured an Allotment Garden plot in Punggol Park, which each consists of a 2.5 sq m raised planter bed.
The scheme was rolled out from the end of last year, to provide space for community gardeners to grow their own plants and is part of the Edible Horticulture Masterplan.
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