Most crops are grown close to the ground. But at CapitaSpring, a 51-storey high skyscraper in Raffles Place, harvesting takes place on the roof. It is home to 1-Arden Food Forest, believed to be the highest farm of its kind in the world.
The greens grown here are used directly in the kitchens of restaurants within the building. The project is part of a wave of local F&B concepts that have chosen to plant fertile plots within their premises in the past year.
With the pandemic bringing issues of food security to the fore, these thriving kitchen gardens are bridging the gap between food sources and the dinner table, and even providing a fertile ground for chefs and farmers to collaborate.