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Michelle is a city kid born and raised in Singapore, and found out the hard truths of our food system after having pursued growing her own food after moving to Hong Kong. Previously from the communications sector, she believes that reviving the organic farming movement and building a sustainable food system can start right here in the heart of cities and now channels her time and energy towards promoting the urban farming movement.

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๐๐จ๐ญ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐๐ฎ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ:

โ€œ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ 600 โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘“๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐ป๐พ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ ๐‘œ ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘–๐‘› ๐ป๐พ. ๐‘†๐‘œ ๐‘–๐‘กโ€™๐‘  ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐ป๐พ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”.โ€

๐๐จ๐ญ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐๐ฎ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ:
โ€œ๐‘Š๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘๐‘’. ๐‘Š๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’ ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘š ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘˜๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘™๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’โ€™๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘› ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘.โ€

โ€œ๐ผ๐‘กโ€™๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘”๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ฃ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘… ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘›๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘š๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”… ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘ฆ ๐‘”๐‘œ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘Ž ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’, ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘ฆ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž ๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘“๐‘“๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ … ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘ฆ ๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”.โ€

โ€œ๐ป๐พ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘‘๐‘ฆ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘–๐‘, ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ ๐‘œ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก.โ€

โ€œ๐‘€๐‘ฆ ๐ป๐พ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘“๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”, โ„Ž๐‘ข๐‘š๐‘๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘š ๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ – ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘Ž ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ค ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘› ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘”๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘”โ„Ž ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™๐‘’๐‘›๐‘”๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘”๐‘’๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’.โ€

๐†๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž:
Michelle is Co-Founder of Rooftop Republic Urban Farming, a social enterprise creating more livable cities through urban farming. Rooftop Republic is committed to making cities greener and more sustainable by adding edible landscapes across the dense concrete jungles. Since their establishment in 2015, they have transformed 68,000 square feet of idling urban spaces, creating over 61 productive landscapes in Hong Kong and China, ranging from urban farms to vertical greens, indoor farming and agri-tech developments.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies with Specialization in Communication Research from Nanyang Technological University and has a Certificate in Horticultural Therapy. She specializes in marketing, communications, digital marketing and project management.

Michelle is also a fellow of the global Vital Voices GROW Fellowship 2020.

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