Veggroom Green Academy

Growing a Sustainable Future Together!

Urban Farming | Environmental Conservation Classroom Program

Our various classroom programs aim to educate and engage students in topics related to sustainability, environmental conservation and urban farming. The programs provide opportunities for hands-on learning, interactive discussions to enhance students’ understanding and involvement. By focusing on sustainable living practices, urban farming and environmental issues,  these programs encourage students to become responsible stewards of their surroundings. Through these educational initiatives, students can develop a deeper appreciation for the environment, while learning the importance of sustainable practices for a better future.

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Secondary School (6-12 lessons STEAM course)

Students can learn to grow their own food and design their own food growing system.

Hydroponics course

Stream A: Science, IOT, programming and data analysis focused

This course provides an introduction to hydroponics, IoT, and plant science. Students learn about the benefits of hydroponics, the applications of IoT in agriculture, and the basics of plant nutrition and pH management. They gain hands-on experience in building IoT infrastructure, connecting sensors to microcontrollers, and developing mobile or web applications for automation and remote monitoring. The course also covers vegetable species selection, experiment design, data analysis, and interpretation. Students conduct individual studies on chosen vegetable species, optimizing plant growth and presenting their findings. By the end of the course, students have a solid understanding of hydroponics, IoT integration, and plant science principles.

Stream B: Science, Application and Life Education Focused

This comprehensive hydroponics course covers concepts, cultivation methods, system components, and nutrient solutions. Students explore various hydroponic media, discuss ethical and environmental aspects, and develop business plans and marketing strategies. Through hands-on experiments, they record plant growth data and learn about hydroponic management and light importance. The course concludes with an event where students organize their own hydroponics business/NGO, showcasing their entrepreneurial abilities. They set up booths to present projects and products, engage with the public, and apply their knowledge in a practical setting. This event provides valuable experience in entrepreneurship, sustainable agriculture, and the real-world application of hydroponics.

Planter Design course

ART X SCIENCE: Design your own planter

In this course, students will delve into the exploration of various methods of growing plants and designing innovative planting mechanisms. They will learn the process of designing a product from scratch, including creating prototypes and utilizing 3D modeling techniques to enhance the design process. The culmination of the course involves presenting their invention results and participating in an exhibition to facilitate mutual learning among participants. Throughout the course, students will receive valuable feedback from tutors and guest professionals from diverse fields, further enriching their learning experience.

Workshop/ short course (For primary and Secondary school)

This series of hands-on sustainability workshops empowers participants to adopt practical, innovative solutions for reducing waste, growing food, and promoting environmental stewardship in their homes and communities.

DIY hydroponics system Workshop

Duration: 1-2 lessons
In this DIY hydroponics system workshop, students will learn how to create a functional hydroponics setup using an IKEA storage box. They will be guided through the process of repurposing the box, drilling holes for net cups, and setting up an irrigation system. The workshop will cover important topics such as water quality, pH levels, and nutrient management. Students will gain hands-on experience assembling and maintaining their hydroponics system. By the end of the workshop, they will have a basic understanding of hydroponic gardening and a practical system they can continue to explore and experiment with at home.

Composting Workshop

Duration: 1-2 lessons
This hands-on workshop teaches participants the essentials of small-scale composting to reduce food and yard waste. Learners will explore the science of decomposition and the role of microorganisms in transforming organic matter into nutrient-rich soil. Through interactive activities, participants will build their own compost bin, learn how to balance carbon and nitrogen sources, and monitor the compost pile for optimal conditions. The workshop also covers troubleshooting common composting challenges and using finished compost to enrich garden beds and houseplants. By the end, attendees will have the knowledge and skills to start composting at home, diverting waste from landfills and creating a sustainable soil amendment for their gardens.

Recycle: Grow mushrooms with coffee grounds

In this hands-on course, students will learn how to cultivate delicious and nutritious mushrooms using recycled coffee grounds as the primary substrate. Students will explore key topics, including: Introduction to Mushroom Cultivation Recycling Coffee Grounds for Mushroom Cultivation Inoculation and Incubation Fruiting and Harvesting Post-Harvest Handling and Storage Through engaging, practical activities, students will have the opportunity to prepare the substrate, inoculate the coffee grounds, and harvest the mature mushrooms. The course also provides information on the environmental benefits of recycling coffee waste and the potential for small-scale, sustainable mushroom cultivation. By the end of this course, students will gain the knowledge and skills to successfully grow their own gourmet mushrooms using recycled coffee grounds, contributing to a more sustainable food system and reducing waste. This course empowers students to become active participants in the circular economy and promote environmental stewardship through urban agriculture.