From what was once Singapore’s largest prison complex, the Queensland Remand Prison, which housed about 1,000 at its peak, an 8,000-square-meter urban farm called Edible Garden City (EGC) now bursts with colorful vegetable and fragrant herbs. EGC is one of several efforts in the city-state to strengthen the island’s food security at a grassroots level. “Our goal was and is to encourage more locals to grow their own food and thus help strengthen the city’s food resilience,” said Sarah Rodriguez, EGC’s head of marketing. EGC is one of several efforts to support local food production, all of which are responsive to the Singapore Food Authority's ambitious “30 by 30” campaign. The campaign has the goal of producing 30 percent of Singapore’s nutritional needs locally by 2030.

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