1-Day Growing Organic Vegetables
Using Soil & Soil-Less Methods For NTUC Members

Growing Nourishing Vegetables Successfully Using Organic Methods


SkillsFuture Credit Eligible! (学费可用未来技能培训补助抵付^)

*Precautionary measures against COVID-19 listed at the bottom of this page.

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The Secrets Of Growing Organic Vegetables 栽种有机蔬菜的秘密

There seems to be a new and wonderful trend spreading around Singapore.
It is really heartwarming to see more people getting interested in Growing their Own Food at home.
While the majority of our students used to be Senior Citizens or Retirees, lately we begin seeing more young career people signing up for our Organic Gardening Workshops.
Many would prefer moving towards the ‘Organic Soil-Based Growing’ direction, while others would prefer trying the High-Tech Soil-Less ways.
Regardless of the methods, the real challenge for every new gardener starts in the beginning.
Some of the challenge you might face could be:
  • How do I start? What kind of soil should I use? How do I set up a system?
  • I don’t have green fingers. Why do my plants keep dying? I am a plant killer!
  • I don’t understand what those books or videos are talking about. Help!
  • I can’t find any good gardening advice. Everything I tried always seems to fail.
As there are many challenges in the garden, some would just give up.
Wouldn’t it be easier if someone could give you a tip or two to keep your plants alive? Even better, step-by-step guidance from experienced Gardeners/Farmers who’s been there and done that.
It is really a wonderful experience to able to grow a flourishing organic garden with an endless supply of Nutritious Vegetables for your family?

YES,  YOU CAN !       

Over the past 10 years, we had the privilege to train over 20 thousand participants with countless success stories to share.
Green Fingers is assured in all our Organic Gardening workshops.

What You Will Learn 您将会学习的内容

Learn the Secrets to Growing Organic Vegetables at home using either Soil or Soil-less methods or both!
Start Growing Organic Vegetables With Confidence
Growing Edibles in HDBs, Landed Houses & Offices.
Mini Edible Garden Designs.
Container Planting.
Soil farming and planting on Grounds.
Green Finger Tips – 3 Easy Steps.
Choosing suitable Vegetables for our Hot Climate.
How to Get Seeds & Start Germination.
Plantlets/Seedlings Care.
Sunlight & Water Requirement for growing Veggies.
Common Planting Mistakes.
Crop Rotation and Intercropping.
Using Organic Fertilizers.
Growing Nourishing Edibles.
Shortcuts & Time-Savers.
How to have more Flowers & Fruits.
Edible Plants to avoid.
Common Diseases & Organic Solutions.
Organic Pesticides & Methods.
How to find spaces and inexpensive Land in Singapore.
Fermentation & Enzymes for the Organic Garden.
Soil vs Soil-Less.
Difference Between Various High-Tech Farming Methods (Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Aeroponics, Bioponics).
Materials Needed To Begin.
Different Soil-Less Systems.
How To Start Building A Soil-Less System.

Course Objectives 课程目标

This 1-Day hands-on workshop will get you started on Growing Vegetables successfully.   No prior gardening experience needed.  Trainer will share the 3 Easy Steps to acquiring Green Fingers.    Additionally, participants will also be taught rare skills on using Organic Soil Methods.
Beside learning how to grow Leafy Vegetables, trainer will also introduce bigger plants such as Okra, Sweet Potatoes, Beans etc.   Participants will also be taught on Hydroponic concepts.
This workshop is ideal for people who wish to go into Organic Food production industries.    Workers from the Community Gardens, Garden Nurseries, Landscape Companies, Health industries, Facility Management, Condominiums, VWOs, Vegetarian Industries and Restaurants will find this workshop very useful.
Anyone who has interest in working with Soil Gardening and Organic Foods will find this workshop a very useful jumpstart.  All Professionals and un-employed who wish to catch up with the forthcoming Organic Trends, may want to consider acquiring this new skill in order to expand their new career opportunities.

Hands On Activities 动手实习活动

This is a HANDS-ON Organic Workshop which means you WILL be getting your hands dirty. Learn step-by-step first hand the actual methods used by Professional Gardeners.
Hands-On Activities:
  • Soil Preparation (How to make the best Organic Mixed Soil)
  • Germination (from Seeds) : Soil & Hydroponic Methods
  • Transplanting
  • Propagate & Planting (Multiply by “cut & paste”)
  • Organic Farm Walk (Propagate & Harvest Live Plants in the Farm)  Subject to Weather
  • High-Tech Soil-Less Farming Setup (Live Demo)

What Do People Say About Us? 参与者感言

From Zero to Hero, this Hands-On Workshop is designed to start you off in your journey and equip you with all the necessary knowledge to grow your own Organic Garden confidently.
Look at what some of our students have to say!

Workshop Review Summary

Rated 4.7 out of 5
4.7 out of 5 stars (based on 125 reviews)
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Really informative and I'm slowly enjoying growing vegetables n herbs!

Rated 5 out of 5
06 Jan 2020 (Mon)

Thanks so much Joanne.

Really informative and I’m slowly enjoying growing vegetables n herbs! Thanks to what I learnt from Gardens With Purpose…

Happy new year


Derek Tan

Very easy to understand & Practical, Joanne is so passionate it radiates on her face & body.

Rated 5 out of 5
16 Apr 2019 (Tue)

Joanne gave alot of useful tips. She is very easy to understand & practical. I like listening to her. She is so passionate (that) it radiates on her face + body. 🙂

Arlene Castillo, Homemaker

Is an eye opener

Rated 5 out of 5
24 Mar 2019 (Sun)

Planting became easier, a lot (of) things taught. Will recommend friend(s) to come for the class. Will definitely come for other classes (as well). Is an eye opener. Many thanks!

Wo Heng Swee, Piano Tuner

Awesome class!

Rated 5 out of 5
03 Mar 2019 (Sun)

Awesome class! The teacher is very knowledgeable. Lesson is very easy to understand.

Wong Peik Wei, Pharmacist

Course is well planned and very comprehensive

Rated 5 out of 5
03 Mar 2019 (Sun)

Course is well planned and very comprehensive for beginners as well as those who have knowledge. Beneficial to all.

Florence Lee, Teacher

I learnt alot!

Rated 5 out of 5
29 Dec 2018 (Sat)

Joanne is very knowledgeable & passionate in what she do. She shares her knowledge unselfishly & I learnt alot from her & benefited from this workshop. Thanks!

Jana Ng

I am now enjoying an edible garden

Rated 5 out of 5
10 Nov 2018 (Sat)

Thanks to Gardens With Purpose, I am now enjoying an edible garden in my own front patio! Look how well my vegetables are growing! Looking forward to growing more organic vegetables and providing for my family continuous fresh supply.

Sherryl Lim

For Whom?

This Workshop is for the following people:
  • People who find it difficult to grow anything.
  • People who want to acquire GREEN FINGERs.
  • Passionate Gardeners who wish to learn more tips and tricks for Organic Gardening
  • People who want to build an Organic Edible Garden
  • People who believe in eating right
  • People who want to reduce Toxic food and Toxic LifeStyle
  • Nature lovers who wish to get back to nature
This Workshop is NOT for the following people:
  • People who are afraid of getting their hands dirty
  • People who do not have an open mind and lack the zest in learning any new.
  • People who do not like a hands-on learning experience
  • People who lack patience in gardening
  • People who prefer simple dull life

Details & Fees 学费和详情

31 Jul 2022, Saturday @ Downtown East (ENGLISH)
Time: 9:30am to 5pm
Workshop Venues:
**Please check the ticket name for the actual venue.
**Please note that venues are Subject to Change.
b) NTUC Pasir Ris Downtown East
1 Pasir Ris, Singapore 519599
(Near Pasir Ris MRT)

Fee :       *S$195 per Person (NTUC Member’s Special)
(u.p. S$230)

SkillsFuture Credit Eligible!
Materials, Notes will be provided.

Workshop Registration & SkillsFuture Credit Usage Information

This workshop is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible!

The course code for “1-Day Growing Organic Vegetables using Soil & Soil-Less Methods” is TGS-2021008704.

Details below:

  • Using your SkillsFuture Credit:
    • Before you submit a claim, you must have already completed course registration through our website.
    • You can claim up to the full course fee if you have enough credit balance in your SkillsFuture credit account.
    • Login to SkillsFuture Credit
    • More help and information on using your SkillsFuture Credit
    • IMPORTANT! Claim submission period:  Claim must be made before the course start date. Please submit immediately after course registration to allow for processing time.

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.myskillsfuture.gov.sg) to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory

*SkillsFuture Credit Eligible for Participants who meet the following criteria,
–  Singaporean Age 25 and above
–  Have sufficient Skills Future Credit

观看视频,了解如何报名及申请使用未来技能培训补助 (SkillsFuture Credit) !
For steps on how to register for the workshop and submit a claim with SkillsFuture, watch the video below!

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Covid-19 Precautionary Measures

GWP has in place precautionary measures to keep our students and staff safe and healthy. These measures are based on recommendations from the Ministry of Health, Singapore and consistent with guidelines set by SkillsFuture, Singapore.  The following precautionary measures will be implemented:

– TraceTogether-only Safe Entry (TT-only SE) has been implemented since 17 May 2021. Please carry the TT token or app with you at all times.
– Health and Travel Declaration will take place at the beginning when participants sign in.
– Class size will be limited to ensure 1m gap between each participant during training in adherence to safe distancing measures.
– Seating arrangements will be made to ensure a 1 metre gap between each participant during lesson.
– All participants are to wear your mask at all times and strictly no mingling.
– Hand Washing area with regular soap are available (regular soap has been proven to be most effective in preventing infections and virus spread)
– A face shield will be provided to all participants (while stocks lasts)
– A surgical mask will be provided upon request (while stocks lasts)

Due to these measures, the following interested participants are advised not to register for our workshop(s) till 14 days later and are feeling healthy as they will not be allowed to enter the training room.  If you have registered, do contact us immediately at 6546 5801 to postpone your workshop.

People who:
1. Have been overseas in the last 14days.
2. Are diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI).
3. Are themselves or have household members under Home Quarantine Order (HQO) or Stay Home Notice (SHN).
4. Have themselves or have household members received Health Risk Warning (HRW) or Health Risk Alert (HRA) SMS from MOH in the last 14 days.
5. Are not feeling well or display symptoms of illness.

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