Sustainable Indoor Gardening

Offered by School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology

Short Course / 1 day / TGS-2018508084

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Course Fees

Course Information

If you’ve always wanted a garden but didn’t have the space, a sustainable indoor garden may just be the solution for you. Get those green thumbs out and start your very own garden!

Whether your interest is in edible plants or simply ornamental, learn how to keep your creation free from pesky pests without the use of chemicals. This is a hands-on workshop where you will enjoy preparing your own soil mix, making your own pots using household materials and learning about various methods of plant propagation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Introduction to plant growth requirement – sunlight, water, soil, air circulation
  • Plant selection, preparation of soil mix and containers
  • Maintaining healthy plants
  • Propagation as an alternative to purchasing plants
  • Make your own compost at home using horticulture or kitchen waste (vegetable & fruit scraps)


Course Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration: 1 day
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

By the end of this course, you will develop the skills to provide good plant care & maintenance, prepare simple compost and soil mix at home, making your own pots using household materials, and propagate plants to start your own indoor garden!


This course will be delivered in English and has NO assessment.

Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance.

Course Fees

Eligible for funding by National Silver Academy NSA Funding period for this course is from 1 Apr 2024 to 31 Mar 2025.

National Silver Academy NSA Funding
Singaporeans aged 50 years and above who wish to apply for the course at the special course fee will need to email a copy of their NRIC during the course fee payment before the course commencement.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024. As such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024. Please refer to our STEP portal for the updated fees. (Click on STEP)


  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full Course Fee$305.20
Singaporeans aged 50 & above$165.20