This morning, SMU launched its GROW initiative to encourage more sustainable living in Singapore. The programme aims to cultivate food and encourage more to pick up gardening. People across all walks of life – students, staff, faculty members, residents, and business partners – can take part by planting crops at two plots of land outside the SMU School of Accountancy and School of Law building, which have been set aside for the University-wide urban farm programme. Mayor for Central Singapore District Denise Phua and SMU President Professor Arnoud De Meyer were present to kickstart the initiative. They planted two nutmeg saplings – a spice said to bear a long cultural and historical significance in Central Singapore.