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Growing the Goat Herd at Hay Dairies

Leon Hay is the proud father to 700 goats. The business director and second-generation owner of Singapore’s only goat farm, Hay Dairies, he has committed the rest of his working life to tending to his herd. Running a goat farm is like raising a very large family, says Hay. And milking goats and feeding them…

Everleaf: Organic Produce from Farm to Table

A search for chemical- and pesticide-free vegetables has brought two Malaysian university friends together in more ways than one. Monash University graduates Clarence Chin and C K Chia had both seen family members or close friends fall ill and were looking for answers. They say their loved ones did not have poor lifestyle habits or…

Kebun Kaki Bukit: Sustainable Farming as a Sustainable Business

Seaweed, egg shells, cow manure, coffee grounds and fish guts: to you and me, it probably doesn’t sound that tasty. Turns out though that fig trees love it – at least, when it’s broken down into a 100 percent organic fertiliser. This is the magic recipe that is driving success at Kebun Kaki Bukit, an…

City Farm: Enabling Vertical Farming in KL

City Farm was born out of a mixture of boredom, curiousity and idleness. One of the Kuala Lumpur-based company’s co-founders decided on a whim to buy a grow kit from Amazon; his three university mates promptly followed suit. Jayden Koay, Looi Choon Beng, Low Cheng Yang and Johanson Chew had no background in agriculture, and almost…

Malaysia’s Free-Range Chicken Pioneer: DQ Clean Chicken

  Norhana Pettire had no idea that a hunt for organic durians in Bentong would end with her managing a free-range chicken farm. Norhana, who is better known as Anna, had heard some organic durians were available in Bentong, Pahang. So, one day in the late 90s she set off on the 70-kilometre drive from…

Urban Hijau: On a Mission to Meet the City Gardener’s Needs

Impatient for your next crop of brinjal or chilli? Can’t wait for those delicious cherry tomatoes to ripen? Social enterprise Urban Hijau is here to help. It promises to take much of the waiting – if not the work – out of gardening by delivering an “instant” crop of veggies. Urban Hijau does this by…