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March workshop: Grow Your Own Natural Remedies

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Learn to grow and use herbs and flowers to gently relieve minor skin ailments and body discomfort in our Grow Your Own Natural Remedies Workshop.

Organised by The Tender Gardener and supported by Edible Garden City, this 2½ hour hands-on workshop includes a presentation on the properties and uses of various herbs and beneficial plants, instructions on sowing seeds, as well as recipe demonstrations on making natural remedies. On the day, participants get to take home seeds or cuttings of Lemon Balm, Calendula, Dandelion, Indian Borage, Mint, along with a pot, bag of Nong Premium Planting Mix, notes, recipes and products prepared during the session itself.

Reservation is required at $89 per person, seats are limited to 12 seats so book your spot here today!

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Singapore Gardening Society visit to Mr Tan Wee Lee & Mrs Rosalind Tan’s garden

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Over the weekend, I attended the Singapore Gardening Society (SGS)’s February meet up, I try my best to make it when I’m in town. This time, we visited Mr Tan Wee Lee and Mrs Rosalind Tan garden, which has previously received a Community in Bloom award. They were wonderful hosts, sharing knowledge about their garden, and ensuring society members were well fed.

All visitors were greeted by this majestic 50-year old Elephant Ear Fig Tree, abundant with fruit. Mrs Tan said that she cooks the figs with chicken soup, and that making tea from the leaves of this species is supposedly good for diabetes. I heard Mr Tan saying that in order to have a tree like that, one needs to shape it as such. He’s a bonsai enthusiast, as you will see later on.

Even though it was an unbearably hot day, their front garden is well shaded by this tree, and well cooled by their pond. The difference in temperature was remarkable, and made it a very comfortable experience.

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Upcoming workshop: Grow Your Own Natural Remedies Workshop

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Here’s another workshop that I’m excited to announce. This is a collaboration with my friend Suekay, who runs DIY Culture (among other things) – a DIY supplies store for those who like making their own skincare products, candles, and gifts for others. More details below.

Learn to grow and use herbs and flowers to gently relieve minor skin ailments and body discomfort in this upcoming Grow Your Own Natural Remedies Workshop.

Organised by The Tender Gardener and DIY Culture, this 90-minute workshop includes a presentation on the properties and uses of various herbs and beneficial plants, as well as recipe demonstrations on making natural remedies. On the day, participants get to take home seeds of lemon balm, thyme, calendula, dandelion, and chamomile, a self watering pot, seed raising mix, notes, and even a skin soothing salve prepared during the session itself.

Reservation is required at $89 per person, seats are limited, so book your spot here!

Big thanks to our venue sponsor – Nong by Edible Garden City.

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Announcing new workshops for January!

EFW1 Elegant floral background with green leaves .I’m really pleased to announce these two upcoming workshops on 31 January. The first is An Edible Flowers Workshop, which I first held in late November, looking at growing attractive and edible flowers, while the second is Flowers for the table – A gardening workshop, which highlights pretty and delicate cottage garden flowers that will grow in our climate.

An Edible Flowers Workshop serves as a guide to growing plants like Nasturtium, Roselle, Sunbird Sunflowers, Shungiku (Garland Chrysanthemum) and Calendula, for use in salads, tea and even as natural remedies.

Other than learning how to grow these flowers, I will cover its nutritional benefits, and also touch upon how they can be used for cooking and suggest some medicinal purposes.

As part of this 1-hour workshop, you will receive some seeds to get you started, a bag of Nong seed raising mix and an attractive self-watering pot.

Reservation is required at S$55 a head. Register here!

Flowers for the table – a gardening workshop is focused on growing cottage garden flowers which can then be harvested for display at home.

The flowers featured for this session include different kinds of Cosmos and Marigolds, Zinna, Teddy Bear Sunflowers, and Billy Buttons.

As part of this 1-hour workshop, you will receive some seeds to get you started, a bag of Nong seed raising mix and an attractive self-watering pot.

Reservation is required at S$65 per person. Register here!

Big thanks to Nong by Edible Garden City for sponsoring this venue.

February brings another workshop – Grow Your Own Natural Remedies Workshop, look out for it, and please join us!

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