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Singapore’s Bjorn Low: Urban farming gave life goal to co-founder of Edible Garden City

Friday, October 7, 2016 6:34
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Mr Bjorn Low grows vegetables and herbs for restaurants to use in their Dishes. St Photo: Alphonsus Chern

Edible Garden City co-founder Bjorn Low was inspired to lead a simple life after working on organic farms in Europe

By Venessa Lee
Oct 3, 2016


Mr Low and his team have built similar gardens on the rooftops of buildings such as Wheelock Place and Raffles City, as well as in schools such as Pathlight, which teaches high-functioning autistic children, and Montfort Secondary.

From its early days with five staff, Edible Garden City has 12 today. And last year, it generated $700,000 in revenue, with a net profit of $100,000.

Mr Low’s interest in agriculture did not start in Singapore, but in London, where he and Ms Tan were posted by their advertising firm.

While he was enjoying champagne brunches, business-class travel and classy hotels, the dark London winters gave him a different perspective. The winter blues “made us reflect on what we wanted in life”, he recalls.

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