HOW MANY PEOPLE
believe that the
CITY & NATURE
are 2 environments in conflict ?
More extreme temperature
LACK OF GREEN SPACES HAS CONSEQUENCES
cities were green(er)
urban environments feel grey and made of uncompromising walls, buildings and structures.
BORN IN CONCRETE
there were small gardens in every corner, flowers on balconies, vegetables growing on rooftops and vines climbing on buildings?
From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon through to the Jewel Changi Airport Garden of Singapore, this ideal city has always been part of mankind's dreams.
" One who has a garden has tacitly understood
how precious nature is for their own
life & wellbeing."
Agora Tower, Taipei City
Throughout history, gardens have been perceived as a sign of health as much as prosperity.
As such, gardens are a treasure, and in them, there remains a bond between us and nature.
From early beginnings, agriculture has been the reason that we have formed communities. Settlements were formed out of the need to grow food and share responsibility amongst their inhabitants. These settlements have grown in size to house millions of people. However, the reason that we gathered together has been forgotten.
Cities have always created real problems, but with these settlements comes a shared sense of purpose where solutions are conceived, collaborated on, and disseminated. Culture here, is an endless source of inspiration that keeps us inventing and creating. Our hearts and spirits are lifted by the sense of community that we feel, and the shared purpose that we gain from and give to others.
Real environmental issues have given our generation a fight that we cannot afford to lose, and we at Concrete Garden are convinced that cities have the potential to become part of the solution through generating more green spaces to help give the inhabitants a haven within the concrete walls or even help feed the inhabitants within the cities.
is to help city folk bring urban garden projects to life by guiding them to fruition.
As understanding fundamental notions about gardening and learning specific techniques suitable for urban environments are essential for people to have healthy and sustainable gardens, education is our main priority and our underlying goal in every single project.
We operate on various scales, from family homes to restaurants, NGOs and schools. Every project is unique and requires a bespoke design using the most suitable techniques and plant varieties for each location.
ETHIC & FRAMEWORK
We adhere to the Permaculture Ethic of a holistic design system for creating sustainable human settlements and food production systems. It is a movement concerned with sustainably, environmentally sound land use and the building of stable communities through the harmonious interrelationship of humans, plants, animals, and the Earth.
Therefore, we choose to use garden techniques that will not harm any forms of life whilst our designs promote biodiversity and sustainability by though through plant selection, water management system, and material sourcing.
We also follow the Sustainable Development Goals - UN program - as a framework in every aspect of our work. We advocate for sustainable cities, healthier lifestyle, climate actions and life on land through educational content shared with our customers during projects or through workshops and events.