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Public Lecture
Green Lunch 2019
Date 日期:  23 Sep 2019
Time 時間: 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Venue 地點: Haking Wong Podium
Medium 語言: English
Speaker(s) 講師: Mr. Johnny Lau Hoi Lung
Mr. Osbert Lam
Summary 內容: Talk: Urban Agriculture and Food Security in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a highly urbanised city with a population of over 7 million whose food supplies depend highly on imports. In the face of climate change and extreme weather conditions, cities around the world are exploring new ways to increase local food production and the rate of food self-sufficiency to ensure stable food supply. While the self-sufficiency rate of vegetables in Hong Kong is as low as 1.7% (2016), many start to explore new ways of urban agriculture such as rooftop farming. How can Hong Kong ride on the potential of urban agriculture and improve the situation of food security in Hong Kong?

Mr. Johnny Lau Hoi Lung, Researcher and Activist (Urban Agriculture / Food Education)
Mr. Osbert Lam, Founder of City Farm 

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For Alumni & Public: 

Free Vegetarian Food

Vegetarian food will be served to HKU students and staff on first come, first served basis.  Bring Your Own Reusable Utensils to enjoy the food! 

Farmers Market
Farmers Markets are held around the world to promote locally-grown produce and support local farmers. We have invited some organic farmers to share their produce with us on campus. Bring your own reusable bag and get ready for some fresh veggies shopping!

Edible Spaces Tour
We also grow our own food on campus! Join the Edible Spaces Tour at 2pm to visit the HKU Rooftop Farm and Herb Garden and get a taste of HKU-homegrown food!

Time: 14:15-15:15
Venue: Gather at Haking Wong Podium
Language: English

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Co-organised by CEDARS and Sustainability Office, HKU
Bio of Speaker(s) 講者簡介: Mr. Johnny Lau Hoi Lung, Researcher and Activist (Urban Agriculture / Food Education)
Johnny is a researcher and activist on promoting urban agriculture, food education and environmental protection in Hong Kong and he founded a student group registered as the Agricultural Development Group of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In his PhD study in the Department of Geography and Resource Management in CUHK now, he would further investigate the synergies between urban agriculture and food system resilience by comparing the development in Asian metropolises such as Singapore, Taipei and Hong Kong. He was a part-time lecturer in the Hong Kong Baptist University and he is teaching a university general education course “Understanding Urban Agriculture” in CUHK this fall.

Mr. Osbert Lam, Founder of City Farm 
In 2010, Osbert founded City Farm, the first rooftop farm in Hong Kong. Currently, City Farm manages three rooftop farms and over 1000 planter boxes in Tsuen Wan (15000 sq ft), Kwun Tong (6000 sq ft) and Chai Wan (5000 sq ft). City Farm promotes urban farming by teaching how to do organic farming on rooftops and open space.