Sunway XFarms

Workshops

Small steps to a more sustainable lifestyle

There are many ways for us to integrate sustainability into our daily lifestyle. Our workshops are a great way to start as they are beginner friendly and come with accommodating kits. Both virtual and physical sessions are available with a minimum registration of 30 pax.

These workshops are also suitable for employee wellness programs. After all, happy healthy employees equal happy healthy companies!

Corporate Workshops

1. Sowing the Seed of Change:

A Guide to Hydroponics Growing at Home

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand sustainable agriculture: Participants grasp the importance of sustainable agriculture and identify the benefits of hydroponic farming methods vs traditional farming.
  • Familiarise with Hydroponic Farming setup: Participants gain practical skills in hydroponic farming, learning basics like germination, mixing of nutrient solutions and pest management methods.

2. Building a Green Circular Economy:

Road to Zero Waste

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Circular economy principles: Participants learn concepts and practical strategies for waste reduction within a circular economy, understanding its environmental and economic benefits.
  • Basics of composting: Participants learn about the benefits of composting and identify suitable and unsuitable materials for composting for different types of composting methods.

3. The Path to Sustainable Eating:

Discovering Your Food Source

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Complexity and challenges in food supply chains: Learn about the complexities of global and local food systems, as well as the impact of transportation and distribution on food sustainability.
  • Knowledge of sustainable sourcing practices: Learn about sustainable sourcing practices, including organic and pesticide-free farming and ethical considerations in food production. Identify sustainable food labels and certifications to make informed food choices.
  • Appreciation and preparation of healthy local food: Identify the importance for local food systems towards combating climate change and supporting local economies. Demonstate how to create healthy recipes using locally-grown produce.

4. 2-Days Bootcamp:

Designing an ESG-driven Farm in Underutilised Spaces

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of sustainable farming: Understanding of sustainable farming practices, including hydroponics, aquaponics, and indoor vertical farming, and their role in addressing global challenges such as climate change and food security.
  • Agripreneurship skills and mindset: Gain essential skills and practise knowledge in building farms, including market research, business model development, and seeking buy-in from stakeholders.
  • Innovative problem-solving and team collaboration: Analyse and develop innovative solutions for urban farms that leverage technology, sustainability principles, and best practices in agriculture to address ESG goals.

5. 3-Days Volunteering Programme:

Build a Giving Farm, Transform Lives

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Project Management Skills: Participants will learn project management principles and practices through the hands-on experience of planning and executing a farm build project. They will gain insights into coordinating tasks, managing timelines, and ensuring the successful completion of the project within the allocated time frame.
  • Technical Skills in Building a Sustainable Smart Farm: Through the farm build activities spread across multiple days, participants will develop technical skills related to sustainable farming practices. This includes learning about the installation of smart sensors, understanding how they function, and their role in optimizing farm operations for efficiency and productivity.
  • Community Engagement and Empathy: The itinerary includes a handover session and bonding activities with the beneficiary, fostering a sense of community engagement and empathy among participants. They will learn to interact with beneficiaries, understand their needs, and collaborate effectively to deliver a project that aligns with the beneficiary’s goals and aspirations.

Community Workshops

Grow Your Own Food

Everyone needs to eat, and everyone 
can grow their own food too!

HIGHLIGHTS

Overview of current food security & urban farm landscape

Introduction to sustainable urban farming techniques

Demo: How to grow vegetables hydroponically

Includes mini farm kit

Zero-waste at Home

Refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle & rot? Learn to manage household waste and compost kitchen scraps!

HIGHLIGHTS

Introduction to circular economy & zero waste

Food waste management & basic principles of composting

Demo: Making your own compost with household waste

Includes compost kit

Testimonials

The one thing I enjoyed most is the DIY Kits. Putting knowledge to practice via DIY is really a good feeling. 

I have also started to re-grow from leftover kitchen vegetables by propagating them in water. Green fingers I am not, but I’m hopeful.

I think more awareness is necessary as Malaysians are still far behind in terms of veganism and plant based lifestyle.

– Ezreen Malek

The workshops stir curiosity and interest in areas not common & forgotten in suburban communities.  

Now my wife & I have 4×8 pots hydroponic system at home, waiting to harvest our first batch in 2-3 weeks time.

We had our composting bin a year ago, but it wasn’t very successful. Now we look forward to redoing the compost using the kit from the session!

– Frederick Low

The fact that we are able to turn waste into something more useful shows a great potential in the future advancement in zero waste.

Now I am more aware when I’m ordering food, remember not to request plastic cutleries and am reorganizing spaces to fit in a compost bag in my apartment. 

– Kelvin Chen