SMU plants seeds for new urban farming movement

SMU launched its new SMU Grow initiative to encourage gardening and sustainable living on Tuesday morning, when it started a new garden plot outside the School of Accountancy and School of Law building along Queen Street. Produce from the garden's future harvests will be used in community service projects such as the annual SMU Challenge, in which students deliver food and household necessities to elderly and low-income families living in Queenstown. SMU President Professor Arnoud De Meyer said at the launch that "Growing a garden physically and in your heart brings the community back to fundamental basics that are important to life. We need to produce food for our body and soul, and are responsible for a better and greener future, through our hands."


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