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.