Mercure is launching Discover Local, a hotel experience full of discoveries for locals and travellers alike. Discover Local offers travellers the chance to explore the region they are visiting in a totally authentic way and from three perspectives: food, wine and craftsmanship.

As such, Mercure offers a completely different way of exploring the world and the diversity of a region with passion, enthusiasm and ease. Discover Local experiences are provided in collaboration with local craftspeople and are preselected by the hotel in line with specific local features. In this way, Mercure hotels throughout the world hold Local Events – events regardless of the time span that are focused on gastronomy and craftsmanship, enabling as many people as possible, whether staying guests or not.

Singapore’s 54th National Day Celebration

Four local events will be held at Mercure Singapore on Stevens in the month of August to delight inquisitive minds as the nation celebrates Singapore’s 54th National Day.

Mercure Singapore on Stevens in partnership with local urban farmers Co-create Nature will offer their guests and local visitors the opportunity to explore Singapore’s heritage and enjoy culinary experiences. Local regenerative gardening workshops on urban farming and cooking classes using local produce will be held in a series entitled “Co-create on Stevens: Eat Your Garden”.

Starting Your Urban Garden [3 August 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM]

Begin growing your own local produce in the comfort of your own home. Learn insights to various soil combinations, seed treatments, sowing methods, transplanting and watering techniques through different stages of plant growth. Take home a simple starter kit of soil and seeds and a garden journal to track your growing journey.

Nurturing and Growing Your Urban Garden [17 August 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM]

Learn about the different types of fertiliser applications, propagation of plant cuttings and regrowing of various kitchen scraps from leafy greens to herbs. The experts will also share about nutrient deficiency in plants and organic ways to handle the pest control. Take home a pot of stem cutting, a bag of soil generator and a garden journal to track your urban gardening journey.

Composting 101 [24 August 2019, 10 AM – 12 PM]

Learn from local farmers about the various composting techniques that can be implemented in the comfort of your own apartment and techniques to maintain a comfortable earthy aroma in your compost bin. Take home a starter compost bin to kick-start your composting adventure, with tips to accelerate the breakdown process of your homemade compost.

Let’s Eat Real Fast Food [31 August 2019, Saturday, 10 AM – 12 PM]

Local farmers will also be sharing the nutritional value in local plants and ways to grow local edible herbs and greens that require little maintenance for the busy-bees. Take home a pot of local plant that is both easy to care for and edible to embark on your healthy fast food journey.

Discover Local “Eat Your Garden” workshops are open to public, tickets are available here for only S$75 per person. Group discounts apply.