We believe that gardening can give children (and adults alike) immense benefits by connecting them with nature.

Whilst there are many teachers who are keen to get their students out in nature, the bulk of information available on gardening, nutrition, food and plants is not adapted to the South East Asian region. We decided that we had an opportunity to make their journey with their students easier.

With UNICEF and other partners, we put together Sayur In The City: Teachers Guide To Growing Local Sayur. It is a guide based on our cumulative experience and knowledge gathered from our work at Eats, Shoots & Roots over the past 9 years – from growing our own edible garden, to building gardens for the people and communities around us.



Learn how to set up a simple edible garden with your primary school students


Our guide in English will be available for purchasing from our online store from 23rd July 2021.


Our guide in Bahasa Malaysia will be available for download from the 23rd of January – 23rd of July 2021. Fill in your details in the form below:

Join a workshop to gain more practical knowledge on edible gardening with your students


This workshop aims to walk teachers through the ideas and processes within the guide, and support teachers by giving a hands-on approach, either via a garden volunteer session, or an online live webinar.


27 February 2021
Conducted in BM + English
(FREE – spaces are limited, successful registrants will be notified)

Workshop will either be conducted online or at our partner venue, VTOC Edible Garden, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur – depending on latest COVID SOPs.