Our Plant a Tree program was set up for two reasons: firstly, we wanted our children to understand that food takes time to grow. A pineapple does not grow in a plastic tray at the supermarket. A pineapple can take up to 2.5 years to grow, hence you want to make sure you finish your plate and not waste food. The second objective of this program is to show children that even children as young as 3 years old can have a very positive impact in his/her community.
We teach children how to plant and grow trees, with seeds taken from their ShiokFarm fruits (papaya, bananas, citrus, etc.). After a few weeks, they will have little trees. The trees will eventually give fruit the children will be able to eat, or donate to the community.
We are giving the trees' surplus to Singapore. The trees are planted in community gardens and HDB areas across Singapore. We name the trees after the children who planted them and children are invited to attend when the trees are planted. We encourage each one of you to start planting trees at home. This is in sync with Singapore's plan to produce 30% of the food it consumes domestically by 2030.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate. You can also buy a planting kit here.
The kit includes:
- up to 8 pots (depends on size and availability)
- 7 Ltr organic soil (BABA Vegimix)
- a bag of fresh organic fruits that you will be able to eat and use the seeds to plant your trees. The bag should contain a mix similar to lemon, lime, papaya, avocado, mango. If season or supplies does not allow this mix, we will look for fruits to replace the missing items and will add them in the bag.
The "Plant a Tree kit" has to be delivered directly to your place because it contains soil. We cannot deliver it to collection points.