Eats, Shoots & Roots


on 27 Aug, 16:28
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Some positive news this upcoming Merdeka — we’re expanding!

Some positive news this upcoming Merdeka — we’re expanding!

We started as a very small team back in 2012 but fast forward 3.5 years on (say what!?), we’ve managed to grow some good roots and now we’re looking to work and collaborate with more people who believe in our mission to reconnect people with their food here in the cityscape of Malaysia.


  • Field Researchers (Urgent – Sept ’15)
  • Project Coordinator
  • Volunteers
  • Interns (min. 2 months)


We eat what we sow. Literally!
People who work with us must be able to:

  • Handle our garden humour (Please watch video above)
  • Be happy to garden
  • Work independently occassionally
  • Cook a decent meal for the team weekly
    (we cook communal lunches from the garden every day, but are also happy to pop by the local banana leaf restaurant around the corner once in a while)


  • Must be able to travel to our headquarters off Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya
  • Basic conversational skills
  • Basic writing / data entry skills
  • Professional gardening skills not required,though those who have are encouraged to apply


Email us your background, experience, capabilities and expectations (or just your CV) at

on 2 Jul, 12:50
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Edible Plant Illustration Workshop (for kids!)

Open to kids ages 8 – 15, the workshop will start with a introduction session to the edible plants in the garden where kids will get to observe the plants in their natural setting; they will then get to learn about the basics of illustration through analyzing the plants and breaking them down into lines, shapes and colours.

9am – 12pm
12 July 2015
Eats, Shoots & Roots,
Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya
More Details here

RM120/person incl. of materials and refreshments. RM100 if you register early or bring a friend along! Limited to 15 pax.

on 2 Jul, 12:46
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No-Dig Garden Royong

Come help and learn how to build an edible garden without a cangkul! Join us for a hands-on workshop to build a perennial kitchen garden in one day together with kids from the Dignity community, where everyone will learn about how to grow their own food at the same time.

Register early:

More info:

SESSION A: 7:30am – 11:30am
facilitated by Eats, Shoots & Roots

Part 1. Building Raised Beds
Learn about soil fertility while at the same time build raised no-dig gardens using waste from their kitchens and their neighbourhoods.

Part 2. Planting and Propagating Edibles
Learn how to plant and propagate via seed, seedling and cuttings during this planting session where they will fill out the beds they have built. They will also learn how to choose plants that grow easily in their garden.

Part 3. Composting
In addition to building and planting, composting is an essential part of being able to sustain the garden. There will be a basic introduction of how to compost using the
compost bins provided.

SESSION B: 3pm – 7pm
facilitated by Ng Seksan

Learn how to build a stone wall at the garden, to keep the roaming cows away from munching the veggie beds. Many volunteers needed for this one, so come for a workout in the garden!

Session A: 7:30am – 9:30am
Session B: 10am – 12pm

11 July 2015
Meet at the open field in front of:
25-G Jalan 11/48A,
Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur

FREE. Donations to Dignity are most welcome, and will go to the Kitchen Garden at Dignity fund

Dignity For Children Foundation

on 20 Jun, 13:17
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Sharing Session: Seedsaving Secrets with Michel & Jude Fanton

Seed Saving Secrets

Join us for a sharing session with Michel & Jude Fanton from Seedsavers Network Australia, about their seedsaving techniques and experiences

Bring a dish to share or buy a SeedBox at the door!

on 19 Dec, 18:10
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Seed Swap Saturday (& Sunday)

Seed Swap Saturday (& Sunday)
Past Event

PJ International Fair

21 + 22 Dec 2013

Booth 5B
(In front of Menara MBPJ)
off Jalan Tengah, Section 52, Town Centre, Petaling Jaya, Selangor 46200

Roads will be closed off Fridayonwards. Closest LRT station is Taman Jaya

Come bring your veggie seeds, fruit seeds, herb seeds, useful plant seeds, tubers, rhizomes and cuttings to our booth at the KL Eco Film Fest and swap them out with other seedsavers. Non-hybrid, non-GMO, heirloom seeds are most welcome. We’ll be selling some of our hardy paper seed packs too.


on 8 Sep, 12:52
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Urban Permaculture Design Course: with Dan Deighton & Aaron Sorensen

Join Australian permaculturists, Dan Deighton and Aaron Sorensen for an intensive 2 weeks of permaculture theory, practical workshops, field observations, and design exercises based on real sites and real situations.

Permaculture is the conscious design of productive human settlements which have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. It aims to bring food growing back to where people are, and develop sustainable ways of living whether in cities, towns or villages.

Architects, town planners, aid workers, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, teachers, homemakers, gardeners and farmers can all benefit from permaculture. There are no prerequisites for doing a Permaculture Design Course.


The course will be held in the middle of the suburban setting of Petaling Jaya, a stone’s throw away from Bukit Gasing, a regenerating secondary forest on the borders of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. We will draw inspiration from nature’s classroom, developing an understanding on how to work with the wisdom of nature to create simple systems that build soil fertility, produce healthy organic food, conserve water and energy, maximise space and reduce waste, as well as regenerate our ecological and social landscape.With a 50% theory and 50% practical emphasis, combining both indoor and outdoor classroom experience, our PDC graduates will leave the course ready to design and implement permaculture principles into a wide range of scale and scenarios; from urban permaculture systems, to small farms, and sustainable aid work. The class size for this course is limited to ensure quality learning outcomes for everyone, and upon completion of the course, graduates will be able to use the word ‘permaculture’ on a professional basis – as a practitioner, teacher or consultant in permaculture. Limited in its application only by imagination, Permaculture can also be applied to our lives; be it in our homes, community or work.

About the teachers


Dan Deighton and Aaron Sorensen are the co-founders of Elemental Permaculture, and probably two of the most gifted and inspiring Permaculture designers in Australia today.The dynamic duo, have over 20 years of experience in Permaculture planning, design, implementation, training and education.

Projects they have worked on include: urban design, eco village design, regional master planning, school and community gardens and environmental restoration. They are also PDC trainers with Brogo Permaculture Gardens and the Sydney Permaculture Institute.

The duo are familiar with the tropical landscape and climate, and have helped in the setup of a number of Malaysian projects: the Sustainable Living Centre, as well as several ecological Master Planning initiatives for condominiums, town houses and an integrated mosque in early 2000 for the then existing property development company, Sri Hartamas Sdn. Bhd. They are also designers for the the Taman Petanu Eco Neighbourhood in Bali, Indonesia.

GUEST TEACHERS: To be announced

Course content

  • Permaculture Ethics, Principles and Practices
  • Ecology
  • Energy Laws
  • Climate
  • Soils
  • Water
  • Urban Strategies & Solutions
  • Trees
  • Earthworks
  • Microclimates
  • Aquaculture
  • Small Scale Animal Systems
  • Methods of Design
  • Patterns of Nature
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Food Forests
  • Appropriate Technology
  • Working as a Designer
  • Planning for Disaster
  • Social Permaculture
  • Bioregions
  • Transition Towns
  • Community Gardens
  • School Gardens
  • Self & the Home
  • Global Movement, Local Action

Practical workshops

(not limited to, but may include*)

  • Site assessment, analysis and design
  • Surveying and mapping the landscape
  • Composting
  • Building a Worm Farm
  • Sheet Mulching
  • Establishing a garden bed
  • Plant Propagation

*While we aim to run all workshops, it is subject to weather conditions and time management


La Salle Hall, Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya.

Sliding scale of RM2600 – RM2800.
Pay what you are able to afford: Participants are welcome to pay a minimum of RM2500 for the course. Should you choose to pay up to RM2800, the extra money will go towards providing a scholarship space for one participant who is unable to afford the course. Depending on the funds raised, the scholarship space may be for the current course, or another upcoming one. Contributors will be notified of their contributions.

More details about the Scholarship:

Course fees are inclusive of tea breaks. For lunches, participants are welcome to join in on a joint order to an external caterer for an additional RM195. You are also free to bring your own, or dine out. There are a couple of restaurants, halal options too, within walking distance.


Early Bird:
Register by the 1st of October 2013 and get a RM100 discount.

Mates Rates:
Sign up with another friend or more, and get a RM100 discount each.


Places go quickly, so register now to secure a space on the workshop:

For more details or answers to your questions: E-mail Shao-Lyn at


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