Imagine having an urban kitchen garden, providing access to fresh vegetables for cheap. Not “lucky” with growing plants? Allow our dear agricultural expert, Dr Vanesso Teo of AgromeIQ to unravel the secrets in setting up a kitchen garden of chilli, cucumber and eggplants! (Included: FREE unique access code to SproutIQ software to guide your green fingers every day.)
Workshop Date: Sunday, 13 January 2019
Duration: 3 hours (9am-12pm)
Registration Deadline: 12 January 2019
Workshop Fee: BND 80
Include: Supplies and on-loan tools
Venue: Hybrid Movement, Menglait
Recommendation: Bring along your excitement and burning questions kitchen gardening!
By the end of this workshop, you are officially #MadeInBenchLab and will know: 1) the crop cycle of three plants (chilli, eggplant and cucumber), 2) how to plant and set up chilli plant, 3) the different types of farming systems (hydroponic, fertigation and conventional farming) and 4) the use of SproutIQ software used by farmers to share their profile, farming work, information on different plants and farming guides.
BenchLab Talented Instructor: Dr Vanessa Teo of AgromeIQ. You’ll be learning from the brilliant founder and CEO of AgromeIQ! When studying for her PhD in Agriculture Systems Modelling at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Vanessa thought of a system that could help farmers in Brunei. She collaborated with MPRT as a PhD Student with IBM research to help identify challenges on agriculture and creating solutions with computer models. With the hope to engage more people to solve the food insecurity problems in Brunei, Vanessa aims to educate people in order for the agriculture industry to have more significant impact in GDP. With this, she has created educational programs for local schools in Brunei and taught how to start growing plants during her time overseas. In this workshop, Vanessa hopes to expose more on the agricultural industry in Brunei and emphasizing on the support on local farming with starting your own kitchen garden!