Urban Permaculture – Collecting Seeds

Loo Urban Farm want to bring good Permaculture practices to the urban cities and build good Urban Permaculture practices in the cities. We want to make farming in the urban cities practical, commercialize-able, sustainable yet eco-friendly and as close to the nature as possible. We want to revolutionize and refine farming especially in the course of urban farming and future farming methodologies.


One of the common practices in Permaculture is to collect and use our own seeds. Why collecting seed become an important part of Permaculture, Urban Permaculture or Urban Farming? We enjoy many benefits for doing so. There are many farmers in the west who have keep their tomatoes seeds for many generations over decades.

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NBOS Competition 2016

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nbos-certificateIn 2016, we have bring our innovation and initiative to 2 competitions. Our first entry to DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2016 was fail at the selection stage competing with all other participants to represent Malaysia to this International competition. We wasn’t good in writing our competitive edge and also presenting our innovation and initiative. Also, may be having big environmental impact is not the priority. Most of the participants are benefiting disadvantage group. I might be wrong. However, I still believe by empowering more and more homes and communities to grow own food globally will contribute to moderating global warming, reduce farmland used, and improve our health globally.

Our 2nd entry is to NBOS competition. We were lucky this time to get into the finalist. Being very new in such competition and presenting business plan, we learn as we prepare for it. It was a very rush preparation with minimal help and evaluation on the pitch. I rushed to Magic, Cyberjaya with the early flight to make it for the 10.30am pitch slot.

This was the first time I pitch in a competition. I barely know what to expect and how to do it right. I have not seen myself as a champion pitcher. I manage to deliver the pitch in time.  I  answered most of the questions pretty well except one. I think this is the one I least expect and was not well thought of and included in the pitch.

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The day to be remembered – 1st anniversary


去年的今日,您黯然的离开了我们。转眼就是一年。想念您的笑容;想念您喋喋不休,从复了又从复的陈年往事。想念您的爱心和关怀、想念您的烹饪,您的菜饭总是百吃不厌。虽然,清茶淡饭,但是还是幸福满满。想念您的教诲,句句都牢牢的记在我心中。这些不是什么发达秘诀,但是都是做人的道理;上进的指南;努力的动力。在我心目中,您是最伟大的母亲。失去了您,我失去了好多好多,永远怀念您。Continue Reading >>>

Taiwan Hydroponics Farm Visit

Hydroponics Farm
Location : Taiwan, Nan Tou – Nung Fu Agriculture Farm 弄福農場
Owner : 陳坤盛
Graduate from : National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
Main farming products : Hydroponics vegetables farming and King oyster mushroom cultivation
Greenhouse size : 2910 square metre divided into 19 sections, another one unknown size
Month production : 4500KG green leaves vegetables
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/nungfufarm/

What is Hydroponics?

Before we look at Mr Chen’s farm, let’s take a glance at what is hydroponic.

Hydroponics is a planting method where plants grow in a growing medium with water and nutrients. It is a soilless farming method.

Early hydroponics was traced back to Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Floating Gardens of China this is thousands of years ago.

Modern hydroponics was popularized by William Frederick Gericke in 1929, who was working at the University of California, Berkeley.Continue Reading >>>