Every Mercure Hotel is unique and a genuine invitation to the local culture by telling a different story. We are proud to be locally inspired. Each Mercure Hotel embraces local specialities and gives visitors or locals alike the opportunity to immerse themselves in the destination by offering regional produce and authentic experiences.
The adventure extends with Co-Create on Stevens offering the chance to explore the local and hidden stories of urban farmers. Mercure Singapore on Stevens has partnered up with local makers Co-Create Nature to take one on an authentic yet modern journey, celebrating their expertise and know-hows. With our <Eat Your Garden> workshop series, travellers and locals are presented with the opportunity to explore Singapore’s heritage and enjoy the culinary experiences, local regenerative gardening workshops and cooking cases that will be showcased.
Eat Your Garden Series 1 – Starting Your Urban Farm
3 August 2019 | 10:00am to 1:00pm
Plant your first seed to start your urban farming journey as local farmers conduct a fun and interactive day filled with practical skills. Begin growing your own local produce in the comfort of your own home. Learn insights to various soil combinations, seed treatments, sowing methods, transplanting and watering techniques through different stages of plant growth. Take home a simple starter kit of soil and seeds and a garden journal to track your growing journey.
Eat Your Garden Series 2 – Growing & Nurturing Your Urban Farm
17 August 2019 | 10:00am – 1:00pm
Take a step further to enhance your urban garden with tips and tricks from local farmers. Learn about the different types of fertiliser applications, propagation of plant cuttings and regrowing of various kitchen scraps from leafy greens to herbs. The experts will also share about nutrient deficiency in plants and organic ways to handle pest control. Take home a pot of stem cutting, a bag of soil generator and a garden journal to track your urban gardening journey.
Eat Your Garden Series 3 – Regenerating Your Urban Farm
24 August 2019 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Shape a new culture of regenerating the eco-system with simple methods that can be easily applied at the convenience of your own home. Learn from local farmers about the various composting techniques that can be implemented in the comfort of your own apartment and techniques to maintain a comfortable earthy aroma in your compost bin. Take home a starter compost bin to kick-start your composting adventure, with tips to accelerate the breakdown process of your homemade compost.
Eat Your Garden Series 4 – Let’s Eat Real Fast Food
31 August 2019 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Explore delicious and nutritious recipes that can be quickly whipped up quickly with your fresh harvest. Local farmers will also be sharing the nutritional value in local plants and ways to grow local edible herbs and greens that require little maintenance for the busy-bees. Take home a pot of local plant that is both easy to care for and edible to embark on your healthy fast food journey.
ABOUT CO-CREATE NATURE
Co-Create Nature has a mission centred on empowering every person and every organisation with life skills and knowledge to protect Mother Nature and her children to create a resilient and abundant world by caring for the earth, her children and a return of surplus to Earth and people. We champion co-creating with Nature in growing, designing, learning, playing and healing by working with Nature.
Debbie Han, from Co-create Nature, is an experienced Permaculture Designer & Educator. Her strong desire for nutrient-dense food has guided her passion towards regenerating the eco-system.
Meet local maker, Edmund Gan fromCo-create Nature. A certified and experience agronomist, Edmund is an expert in soil management and crop production. He will be sharing more on his expertise at our <Eat Your Garden> Workshop series.
Orchard District, 28 Stevens Road, #01-01
Tel: +65 6491 6100
Fax: +65 6491 6085