At Home: From Pot to Pot

At Home: From Pot to Pot


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At Home: From Pot to Pot by Institute of Parks & Recreation, Singapore and Vegetarian Society (Singapore)

At Home: From Pot to Pot is a fully illustrated guide on how to grow 15 different herbs and spices (the first pot in the title), and how to use these herbs and spices to prepare 30 different dishes (the second pot in the title).

With planting instructions specially written for those living in small urban apartments, and the dishes being easy to prepare and utilizing common ingredients, this book is suitable for beginners to both gardening and cooking, as well as gardening and food enthusiasts.
Discover the joy planting your own ingredients and cooking with them!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789814751131
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd
Publication date: 11/07/2016
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

This book is jointly written by the
Institute of Parks & Recreation and the Vegetarian Society.

George Jacobs is a teacher and writer. He serves on the board of Kampung Senang Education and Charity
Foundation and is president of Vegetarian Society (Singapore). George was part of the team that produced two other cookbooks: New Asian Traditions Vegetarian Cookbook and The Heart Smart Oil Free Cookbook. He frequently writes and gives talks on topics related to plant based diets.

Pauline Menezes has a degree in Mass Communication. In addition to her career in education, Pauline volunteers with Vegetarian Society
(Singapore). Pauline also holds a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from
Cornell University, and a Plant-Based Professional Certificate in Cooking from Rouxbe Cooking School. She loves growing her own plants and trying new recipes that are healthy, fresh, delicious and uncomplicated.

Maria Boey is an architect, landscape designer, environmental planner, urban designer and project manager. She is a member of the Singapore Institute of Landscape
Architects and the Singapore Institute of Planners. She also serves as president of the Institute for Parks & Recreation, Singapore. Maria holds a
Bachelor of Architecture, Masters of Arts (Urban Design) and
Masters of Arts (Landscape Design). She has played a key role in the following projects: Tampines New Town, Bukit Panjang Stormwater Project, Sungei Api-Api
Coastal Landscape & Housing and
Punggol Waterway Landscape Masterplan.

Frankie Tan is an engineer specialising in mechanical engineering. His passion for gardening grew out of his desire to use herbs and spices to safeguard his family’s health. In addition to volunteering with the Institute for Parks & Recreation, Singapore, Frankie also works with community gardens around Singapore, and actively helps out at old folks homes and orphanages. Frankie also finds time to guide budding gardeners from schools at the secondary, polytechnic, junior college and university levels.

Chuah Khai
Lin is a passionate urban farmer with two young kids.
With an advertising and mass communications background, she picked up her farming skills through trial and error, patience and working with old-time farmers. In just 1.5 years, she helped set up a rooftop farm in the heart of the city — Bugis, and is in the midst setting up a Learning Garden in
Bishan. Khai Lin hopes to inspire, empower and educate more people to be conscious of their carbon food prints and grow their own food.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5

Introduction 7

Growing Edibles At Home

Designing an indoor Garden 11

Growing Successfully in Containers 15

Propagating with Seeds 19

Propagating with Cuttings 22

Caring for Your Plants 23

Plant First Aid 26

Growing/Planting Despite Light, Space and Time Constraints 28

Growing without Soil: Hydroponics 32

From the Planting Pot 72

About the Contributors 139

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