Tan Hang ChongGuardian, Founding member
Hang Chong has been an avid naturalist and outdoor enthusiast since his school days as a Scout for ten years. His interest in biodiversity conservation and environmental sustainability was deepened by his membership with the Nature Society (Singapore), volunteerism with environmental civil society organisations and overseas community service expeditions. As an environmental educator, Hang Chong is passionate about sharing how we can live more sustainably and more mindfully about the impacts of our daily choices and actions. He has an interest in environmental justice, food inequalities and the links between sustainable and ethical food practices to human and planetary health.
Vivian LeeGuardian, Foodscape Pages Editorial Team
Vivian has been with Foodscape Collective since the first months of its initiation and loves bringing people together for garden harvest potlucks and meaningful conversations. As part of the Transition Town community while serving as a yoga instructor in Los Angeles, she is inspired to build community for regeneration and resilience. Her quest for peace and well-being led her to found the Garden of L.E.A.H. in Chiang Mai, Thailand; here, she holds space for mindful practices through gardening, mud house building and community-building. Back in Singapore, she facilitates Nature-centred mindful eating programmes that dive into our complex relationship with food. Her work in soil regeneration and somatic touch therapy interweaves her care for the self, community, society and the planet. She shares her ethos at gardenofleah.home.blog.
Huiying NgFounding member, Foodscape Pages Editorial Team
Huiying Ng explores links between urban agriculture, open/welcoming spaces for new imaginations of urban life, and community resilience. Sustainable modes of agricultural production and agroecological learning networks, particularly in Southeast Asia, interest her. She is a founding member of the Foodscape Collective, and TANAH, a nature-food duo, and a member of soft/WALL/studs. She has a Master in Social Sciences (Research) from the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, and continues her work as a PhD Fellow at the Rachel Carson Centre for Environmental Humanities in Munich. Some of her published work is available at cargocollective.com/huiyingng.
Pui CuifenFounding member
Cuifen is on a quest to live more sustainably. Currently making time to find alignment in her life, as she writes the next chapter of her life journey. Food has been key in her personal quest to live more sustainably. Foodscape Collective's community-focused work has allowed her unique opportunities to connect with people across the food system, with a layered understanding that is both ground-up and policy-focused. She started a business to bring the Collective's knowledge as paid workshops to interested schools and businesses, and create fair fee work opportunities for those who want to further their careers and personal growth in this area. Cuifen is one of the initiator of Project Black Gold - a community food scrap composting pilot project.
Tang Hung Bun
Tang Hung Bun has been practising natural farming in different locations in Singapore since 2013, transforming underutilized green spaces, often with badly damaged soils, to small farms and gardens with more healthier soils in which food can be grown. He sees farming not just as a means to grow food and nutrition, but also as a way to help the environment by increasing biodiversity, sequestering carbon and returning organic waste to soil. Mr. Tang is the lead grower at the Biodiverse Edible Garden at Jurong Central Park, a Foodscape Collective project in partnership with NParks.
Toh Han Jing
Toh Han Jing is a soil lover who believes in growing, cooking and trashing consciously. Her green journey took off when she learnt about the terrors of food waste and the impacts of environmental degradation on those living in peripheral countries. Han Jing is the founder of Little Green Chef, where she conducts workshops and talks on composting and growing native edible plants for children and adults. As an educator at heart, she believes that no-one is too young or too old to make a positive difference to this Earth.
Lotus Liow Oi Lian
Oi Lian is a community gardener who engages vendors from market stalls, coffee shops and cafe in her vermicomposting and ECO enzyme making. She teaches composting at schools and outreach events under Non profit organization, Peoples’ Association and NEA. She is active at Happy chefs and Herbs learning interest groups, where people gather to share plants cuttings, fruits, dessert and herbal drinks made from home or community gardens’ harvest. She regularly organize tours to local farms for learning experiences. Oi Lian conducts therapeutic horticulture activities at Senior Activity Centres and at community gardens setting. She believes everyone can benefit from the cycle of food, from food waste composting, growing and sharing food. In view of current global warming emergency, social needs and food security, Oi Lian commits her life-journey in soil regeneration with Foodscape Collective team, therapeutic gardening and as a full-time farmer with Farmer Nick.
Ching Wei Chen
A soil and compost nerd certified in Permaculture Design, and a life-long student of nature, ecology and the all-consumingly vast and fascinating subject of food for humans and wildlife. Happiest deep in the countryside where she lived off-grid and grew 60% of her own vegetables and herbs; also happy to be in the city where I believe permaculture can be unleashed to create tiny urban farms, food forests and meadows that can coexist with the concrete jungle, and be productive and commercially viable. Ching Wei slowly orbited into the Foodscape Collective Ecosystem after discovering Cuifen and Chun Yeow promoting compost practices in a mall two years ago. Currently co-leading Project Black Gold, a community food scrap composting pilot project.
Ong Chun Yeow
Chun Yeow is an aspiring urban farmer growing edibles along his apartment corridor and a community garden on the rooftop of a multi-storey carpark. As a former IT professional in the public sector, he was a technology-enabler to improve the accessibility of cultural heritage which inspired him to believe culture placemaking plays an important role in ensuring a liveable city. His advocacy efforts are in environmental, food and plastic waste reduction/upcycling activities and campaigns led by groups like the Green Ambassadors, Green Nudge, Plastic-Lite Singapore and Journey to Zero Waste Life in Singapore. He has been supporting discussions, events and workshops by Foodscape Collective to achieve a circular food system, organic waste to compost and soil rehabilitation initiatives.
Sixian is perennially preoccupied about what it means to be well, and what it takes to nurture healthy, flourishing humans and ecosystems. She seeks to hold space for people, in uncovering new ways of knowing, seeing and relating to themselves and their environment, very so often, inviting nature and some earth magic into the process. She enjoys sitting in circle, connecting with like-hearted kith and kin as they share their gifts in this collective reckoning. Biased towards wild places & humans, Sixian believes deeply in having longer tables (on which good nourishing food sits), not higher walls. Currently, she supports the well-being pod of Foodscape Collective and the editorial team at Foodscape Pages.
Aditi Punj Sood
Aditi’s journey in Anthropology led to a deep exploration of food and agriculture. She has worked on farms since 2012, spanning the US, India and now Singapore. She’s grown food in the ground and greenhouses, on rooftops and verticals racks. A big believer of food and farming as equalizers, she’s been teaching and designing engagement programs on environmental education. Most recently, she’s writing curriculum for the Soil Regeneration Project, with the intention of directing conversations from silos to soils and social-soil communities.
Denise is a freelance illustrator who likes to explore different mediums and ideas. She likes learning new things, including how to make more sustainable choices in her daily life, whether for the environment or for mental health. Her hobbies include crocheting, postcard urban sketching, gardening, and letter writing. Her work can be seen at http://www.instagram.com/denise.e.eng/
Chris has a deep interest in the entire food chain. He has spent the last decade delving into different aspects from Farm to Table - working as an Urban Farmer, Grocer and Chef, in both urban and rural areas. He is particularly interested in improving the food system by making it more sustainable and equitable. He hopes to share his experiences and thoughts through the Foodscape Collective network and connect with like-minded individuals.