Singapore Green Plan 2030 is a whole-of-nation movement to advance Singapore’s national agenda on sustainable development.
Fuchun Primary School’s own S@F programme aims to support our nation’s sustainability efforts. By providing students with authentic hands-on experiences in planting their own vegetables, we want to encourage everyone to support local produce which helps to reduce carbon footprint. We have embarked on growing our own edible greens using hydroponics technology such as the indoor hydroponics vertical garden and a high-tech indoor farming machine. Our students get the opportunity to observe the growth of plants. Sometimes, they encounter situations where the plants did not grow well but they are then thought to analyse what could have possibly happened and apply what they have learnt in their science lessons. There are also many teachable moments about living things, life cycles, transport system, photosynthesis and plant reproduction. The towers are placed in our school library and they provide a serene environment for everyone to enjoy while enjoying a good read at the library.
These edible greens are used as ingredients in our school’s signature Homeskills lessons where students prepare dishes with the vegetables harvested.
This programme is also extended to our staff who get to enjoy healthy greens with their meals and share recipes with each other, all using the ingredients from our very own tower gardens.