Persatuan Pekebunan Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan
Selangor and Federal Territory Gardening Society
(251 Selangor)
All Things Grow with Love

Our Esteemed Patron
YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr Chong Hon Nyan
PSM, DSGM, JMN, KMN, AMN, MA (Cantab), RCD (Singapore), DSc (Hon)

ACTIVITIES FOR SEPTEMBER 2018





VISIT TO: Smart Waste Solution Lab in SS2 Petaling Jaya

Date: Saturday, 29 September 2018
Time: 10.00 to 11.00 am (Please be on time as this is a guided visit!)
Meeting Place: Smart Waste Solution Lab, Jalan SS2/63, Petaling Jaya (next to the wet market on one side and the open field (Taman Pusat Bandar SS2) on the other side; opposite RHB Inverstment Bank)

Background:
Based on a study by the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), about 600 tonnes of waste (of which 49% is organic) are disposed of everyday in the city. All organic waste can be recycled and made into compost, ultimately reducing the waste by half.
         This is set to be a reality, thanks to MBPJ’s Smart Waste Solution Lab in SS2. The waste solution lab uses the circular economy method where waste is recycled into items which can benefit society. This replaces the current linear economy, where all trash is disposed directly to landfills.
         The lab processes food waste in two composting machines, turning it into liquid fertiliser, biogas and detergent. The machines are managed by CH Green Sdn Bhd, appointed by MBPJ. The company also educates MBPJ officers about green technology and composting, so that they will take over eventually.
         Hawkers from the SS2 morning market, food court and food stalls in the area contribute to the organic waste used by the lab. MBPJ hopes that residents and hawkers in other areas in Petaling Jaya will follow suit. For this, more composting machines will be set up at other markets or hawker areas..
         Environment-concerned visitors to the lab can learn about the benefits of going green and recycling, view the gallery, as well as see the anaerobic digester machine on display and a mini greenhouse with plants fertilised by the bio-organic fertiliser produced from the organic waste. They can also purchase organic fertiliser and other products from the lab.

Please note:

The visit is limited to a maximum number of 20 people. Members: free (first preference). Non-members: RM5.00 per person. To avoid disappointment, please confirm your attendance with Ms Lina Santiago (016-2318504 / 018-2349895) – call or sms.


GARDENING IN MALAYSIA;
Volume 3 - Climbers, Bulbs,
Rhizomes, Tubers, Foliage Plants

This third volume of “Gardening in Malaysia” as with our previous two volumes, provides gorgeous photographs accompanied by useful information about the plants themselves. The subjects of this volume are climbers, bulbs, rhizomes, tubers and foliage plants. Some as you will appreciate are prima donnas like stephanotis demanding constant attention, while others like Honolulu creeper will happily reach for the sky with hardly a glance. We hope this volume will help you choose the most suitable plant for your garden. In addition there are eighteen chapters, many more than in previous volumes, with practical advice to guarantee you the most beautiful specimens of these lovelies.

ISBN 978-967-11225-2-5, A5 (146x207mm) size, Softcover, Colour plates

Price: RM28 per copy. Price inclusive of packing and postage (within Malaysia Only). Download this form for your orders. Contact: Selangor & FT Gardening Society h/p 011-28588786 or Lina Santiago 016-2318504.


Our Latest GREENFINGERS
Contents of Issue 1 - 2018:

  • Pictures Rehabiliting
  • Editorial
  • Pesticides in Your Fruit
  • Book Review: Tripical Forest Scientist
  • Pictures
  • A Little Farm on the Hill
  • Hakgala - Just Jawsome
  • Trivia
  • Gardening Inspiration from the Past
  • Pictures - Dracaena fragans in Bloom
  • Pictures - A Trip to the Cameron Highlands


SFTGS Celebrates
the Golden Jubilee

This year, The Selangor and Federal Terrritory Gardening Society celebrates the 50th anniversary of its existence. As part of the celebrations the society is having a Give Back and Membership Campaign on 7 Oct at 1Utama shopping mall.

We plan to give out 200 gift packs to the public. Each will comprise a tote bag with small packs of seeds and fertilisers, as well as the society's membership forms.

We appeal and hope that members will donate seed or fertiliser packages. Just small packs will do. Vegetable seeds will be good to encourage people to grow their own. Flower seeds will brighten one's world.!

— Dr Tan Swee Lian,
President, SFTGS


Guide to Gardening in Small Spaces

We are proud to announce that Ms Stephanie Choo, one of our members as well as a columnist in NST, has published the above book. The book is published by MPH under its MasterClass Series (no less!).

Those of you who live in a terrace or link house with limited garden space, or in an apartment with no land to speak of, will find this book full of useful information for gardening with such restrictions.

The book, in full colour, sells at RM35.90 per copy, and is available at all MPH bookstores. Do get yourself a copy!

— Dr Tan Swee Lian,
President, SFTGS