CUGE-HOR-3025 Edible Landscaping Using Permaculture Techniques

INTRODUCTION
In a time where land and food are becoming increasingly scarce, more and more people are turning to creating edible landscapes within urban areas. 

Through the understanding and application of permaculture, which is the practice of designing sustainable edible landscapes, professionals and hobbyists are now able to design gardens in urban spaces that can be beautiful, organic and productive.

Through the course, participants will explore the wide range of permaculture techniques that can be quickly applied to create edible landscapes in the tropical and urban context of Singapore. 

COURSE CONTENT/OVERVIEW
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: 
  1. Understand the fundamental ethics and principles behind permaculture design
  2. Learn a range of permaculture techniques that are applicable for growing edible plants in the urban and tropical context of Singapore

METHODOLOGY

  • Classroom lecture
  • Hands-on

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Horticulturists
  • Landscape architects
  • Landscape professionals

ABOUT THE TRAINER
Alexius Yeo graduated from NUS's University Scholars Programme and The University of North Carolina, with an honours degree in Geography. He attained the Permaculture Design Certificate in 2014 from the Permaculture Research Institute. 

Alexius previously worked with NParks as a Streetscape Manager, and with local social enterprise, Edible Gardens, to build urban edible landscapes and champion Singapore's grow-your-own-food movement. He also volunteered with Filipino NGO, Gawad Kalinga, to landscape and build social enterprises for Philippine's first Farm Village University. 

He is currently holding the position of Director of Carbon InQ Pte Ltd - a local company that focuses on teaching nature-based experiential learning programmes and building urban farms. Furthermore, he is also the founder of Project 33 - a home-based farming movement that aims to unite the people through community farming, cooking and educational activities. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS
Professional Certification CEUs/CPDs
Certified Practising Horticulturist 6
*Awarded points may differ for different sessions. Please refer to the latest mailer or contact our staff for more information.

COURSE FEES
Course Fees (Inclusive of GST)
Full fee $192.60
Fees include the provision of training, assessment materials, tools and equipment and refreshment. Terms and conditions apply.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Please register and pay online here.
*CUGE course confirmation e-mail will be sent to all participants who have registered successfully.

Class size will be limited to facilitate discussions and group exercises. Please register early.
Please submit your completed online application forms at least seven days before the date of course. Course places will only be confirmed upon receipt of the duly completed application forms and payment.

ENQUIRY CONTACT
Ms Corrin Ng
Tel: 6465 0286
E-mail: corrin_ng@nparks.gov.sg 

All information are correct as of the posted date. For more information, please contact us at Ask_CUGE@nparks.gov.sg