2019 Growing Togetherness @ NJC -Vegetables Planting Competition

Last year, we launched the first run of Growing Togetherness@NJC and many have participated and gained more knowledge on gardening through this competition. Therefore, we have launched the second run of Growing Togetherness and this time, at a larger scale and with even more activities planned!

This year, over a 100 students and staff joined us on this Growing Togetherness journey! The aim of Growing Togetherness@NJC is to develop gardening interests in our school staff and students and allow them to bond through common interest, gardening. Therefore, we have set up WhatsApp chats and a GoogleClassroom platform for participants to discuss about gardening, share tips and encourage each other during this journey.

Various activities will also be launched along the way to help spice up this competition. Some of the activities include, pop quizzes (which tests and teaches participants various interesting facts of the edibles grown),  ePortfolio challenge (Students are required to submit a e-scrapbook made for their plant, which documents their plants’ milestones such as first leaf, first flower, etc. This encourages our participants to learn more about their plant and their plant’s growth and development can be documented.), photography challenge and many more! These activities are put in place to ensure that the participants can have fun and at the same time, they are able to learn and have takeaways from Growing Togetherness 2019.

Growing Togetherness 2019 will end in September and more information and pictures about this competition will be shared on this blog after it ends, so stay tuned! 🙂

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2018 Growing Togetherness @NJ Vegetable Growing Competition

Greenlink recently launched a new project called Growing Togetherness@NJC. We aim to promote and chart NJC community’s growing interest in gardening and also to bond the NJ community through a common interest! For a start, students, parents and both teaching and non-teaching staff were encouraged to join our project and participate in the NJC Vegetable Growing Competition! Participants who have plants bearing nice fruits will also be invited to register for the Singapore Gardening Festival vegetable-growing competition in late April!

Participants of NJC Vegetable Growing Competition were given a choice to plant their vegetables in school or at home. Many types of seeds were also provided for the participants to choose from and these included different varieties of okra (lady’s finger), pumpkin, chilli pepper, tomato, cucumber, melon, eggplant (brinjal) and long beans. Dr Lim germinated some of these seeds in advance so that participants could have the choice to adopt a seedling instead of start planting from seeds!

Greenlink would like to thank the NJ community for supporting our NJC Vegetable Growing Competition! We wish all of our participants happy planting!

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To grow our community bonds, we encourage our participants to share their experience and tips with one another through a Google Plus Community that has been set up! We would like our participants to share their progress by posting photos and to offer tips and words of encouragement to one another on this platform! We will also be posting tips and information about the plants to help participants better care for their plants. Links of useful websites will also be added. These includes the DIY self watering systems, building and buying trellis. Through this Google Plus Community, we hope that participants can gain more insights and learn more about planting and also to forge new friendships through common interest-gardening!