Identifying Local Edible Plants
Sprout2019: Identifying Local Edible Plants
Do you know that we are surrounded by a lot of 'wild' edible plants (or weeds)? These plants grow easily without care and are packed full with nutrients and medicinal quality. In this workshop, let our local urban farmer, Alexius Yeo, 're-introduce' you to these familiar, yet not so familiar plants and uncover their true identities. Learn how to eat and grow them at home too!
Join us for this highly informative session and you will never look at weeds the same way again!. Spaces are limited so hurry.
This workshop is organised by Centre of Nature Literacy and Enterprise (CNLE) for Sprout2019
Guided by his childhood passion for nature and garden landscapes, Alexius Yeo graduated from The National University of Singapore and The University of North Carolina with an Honours degree in Geography. He later went on to attain the Permaculture Design Certificate in 2014 from The Permaculture Research Institute.
Alexius began his career with NParks as a Streetscape Manager. After gaining 3 fruitful years of experience and amazing memories, he left NParks and Singapore for the Philippines to work with the poor at the country’s first Farm University and Social Enterprise Incubator. There, he quickly fell in love with the joys of farming and landscaping edible gardens that are both beautiful and productive. Returning to Singapore, he worked with local social enterprise, Edible Garden City, to continue to build urban edible landscapes and champion Singapore’s grow-your-own-food movement.
Today, he is the Director of Carbon InQ Pte Ltd - a local company that teaches Agriculture-based experiential learning programmes at schools and corporate firms. Furthermore, he is also the founder of Project 33 - a family initiated farming movement that aims to unite neighbourhoods through community farming, cooking, educational activities and the practice of sharing first.
Traveling down an unusual career path as an urban farmer, Alexius is driven by the mission to help fellow urbanites reconnect with Nature and with one another. He strongly believes that everyone can have green fingers. And that it is never too late, or frivolous, to strive for food quality, purity and self-sufficiency.