Clementi gardeners get to stay

May 16, 2012 by  
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By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 16 May 2012.

A compromise has been reached between the Government and the people farming illegally in Clementi.

All 18 who had been tending to crops near Sungei Ulu Pandan will get to stay, but on a smaller plot of land. They will also pay $60 a year to continue farming there.

Member of Parliament Sim Ann said yesterday that when the farmers’ activity came to light in March this year, the Government’s task was to give them ‘a legitimate outlet for their passion for planting’. ‘The legal position is clear – whatever the background reason, encroachment on state land is illegal,’ said Ms Sim, who had been leading the talks between the gardeners and the various government agencies involved.

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Source: The Straits Times

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3 Responses to “Clementi gardeners get to stay”
  1. Grace Lim says:

    i’m doing a project work regarding railway corridor and i want to know how you guys resolved the mosquito issue.

    in my project i am a naturist so how do i create a sensitive environment for railway corridor for people?


    • yao li ling says:

      Dear Ms Grace Lim, to resolve the mosquitoe issue and other issues with food rubbish, from my point of view is simple.

      1) grow herbs that naturally repel mosquito
      2) grow carnivorious plants (venus flytrap, sundew, pitcher plant, etc). these plant loves small tiny little beastie like mosquito.
      3) as for food rubbish, grab one of the black bins, put some soil in, put some brown waste in like dried leaves or wood, then put the food waste in, and lastly put the soil back in again, 6 months later, u have a perfect compost, better than the commercial ones which put chemicals to hasten the process.

  2. Hayley says:

    Further to Yao Li Ling’s reply above, I’d like to stress that the food waste to put into the compost that’s being made should be organic waste (fruit & vegetable peelings, used tea leaves, cardboards and paper but without plastic coating, even 100% cotton tees, etc.), basically stuff that breaks down, but no meat which will attract pests.

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