The botany at dairy farm is an exciting new development in the vicinity of Hillview MRT. It is one of the lowest-priced new launches that offer full condo facilities, and boasts lush greenery that is within walking distance to the MRT.
The name is a nod to the area’s past as the world’s first tropical dairy farm, back in the 1930s. The developer has incorporated 2 cow sculptures in the development to pay tribute to this, which I thought was quite a nice touch.
Soil biodiversity aids nutrient cycling in support of forage growth aboveground, and supports high quality milk, environmental sustainability, and human health. However, it is often overlooked in management strategies for dairy farms because of the difficulty and time required to assess soil quality. Multidisciplinary approaches inspired by the One Health concept are needed to integrate soil, forage, livestock, and environment management to accelerate soil quality improvement.
Despite the name, the development is also well-known for its plethora of different herbs found in its leys, such as caraway (Carum carvi), parsley (Petroselinum crispum), chicory (Cichorium intybis), and dill (Anethum graveolens). The dill ley is especially popular among Danish organic dairy farmers, who use it to make their own flavoured yogurt, which they sell to their customers as “dill cheese”.
Designed by DP Architects, which has had a hand in a number of recent developments such as 8 St Thomas and Frasers Tower, Dairy Farm Residences is expected to attract nature lovers and upgraders. It is located right next to the upcoming Hillview MRT along the Downtown Line, which offers massive connectivity to the city centre. the botany at dairy farm