Plants existed and thrived long before humans. Plants learn to survive by using energy from the Sun. We can say the Sun provides plants’ food, while plants provide food for other living creatures, including us. Let’s start to learn about plants, especially those we often overlook on the dining table. Also, let’s learn how to grow and cook them nicely for our own good. Let’s plant for food!
Common name: Cosmos, wild cosmos Malay name: Ulam raja Other local names: – Scientific name: Cosmos caudatus Distribution: Pantropical Conservation Status: Least concern, Cultivated, Naturalised species The name of the plant means ‘kingContinue reading “Plants for Food 2: Ulam raja”
A carpet of Pegaga leavesPhoto by Shahidul Hasan Roman (CC BY-SA 4.0 License) Common name: Asiatic pennywort, Indian pennywort Malay name: Pegaga Local name: Gotu kola (India) Scientific name: Centella asiatica (L.) Urb. Distribution:Continue reading “Plants for Food 3: Pegaga”
Curcuma xanthorrhiza rhizomePhoto credit: Danny Steven S (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported) Common name: Javanese turmeric Malay name: Temulawak Local name: – Scientific name: Cucurma zanthorrhiza Distribution: East, South, and Southeast Asia, asContinue reading “Plants for Food 4: Temulawak”
Urban Garden: Getting started and picking your plants
Watch our very own Goh Shang Ming talk about urban and cultural gardening. In this Instalive Interview with The Rimba Project, Shang Ming answers questions about what we need to start gardening for food and flowers in our city homes.