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Urban Edible Spaces and Wellbeing in the Community
都市可食空間和社區的身心靈健康
Date 日期:  03 Mar 2021
 
Time 時間: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
 
Venue 地點: conducted online
 
Summary 內容: Soil, sunlight and rain nurture the grains, vegetables and herbs that we consume, but they are not only food to us. Every touch, smell and taste of the plants brings solace to our bodies and minds. In a hectic and stressful concrete jungle, edible spaces can be a playground for people to take a break and relax. Through gardening activities, city people can reconnect with nature, and be nurtured by plants. In this session, Educational Psychologist Dr. Matthew Chu, will bring us on a journey to explore the benefits that edible spaces can bring to our wellbeing. We are very grateful to have Ms. Huang Shenglin, the first U.S. certified horticultural therapist in Taiwan to be our keynote speaker, sharing her experience and insights from the past 16 years of promoting horticultural therapy. Together we have Mr. Gabriel Ho from Serene Oasis and members of Daily Practices with Nature to share their experiences in Hong Kong.

This programme is part of the Impact Project "Urban Edible Spaces Initiative: Growing Food and Happiness in a Sustainable Community" under the Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding Scheme 2020/21. This KE project is co-organised by CEDARS-GE and the Sustainability Office.

泥土、陽光、雨水孕育出的五穀蔬菜和香草,不但是糧食,一花一草所帶來的香氣、觸感和味道都能為我們的身心靈帶來療癒和平靜。可食空間為生活高壓忙碌的都市人帶來一個喘息的樂園,透過參與種植,城市人能學習與大自然共處,同時亦被植物照顧。這節研討會,港大教育心理學家朱可達博士會和大家一起探討都市可食空間對於社區人士的身心靈健康所帶來的幫助。我們非常榮幸邀請到台灣首位獲美國認證的園藝治療師,黃盛璘老師作主講嘉賓,分享過去16年推動園藝治療的心路歷程。同場我們邀請到基督教家庭服務中心心靈綠洲的社工暨園藝治療師何啟邦先生,和以城市耕種活動推廣永續生活的社區組織「習慣X自然」與我們分享香港的經驗。

此活動為香港大學知識交流項目2020/21:「都市可食空間倡議:可持續發展社區中的食物種植與快樂提升」的一部分,項目由香港大學學生發展及資源中心(通識)及可持續發展事務處及合辦。

▍Host 主持 :
- 朱可達博士 Dr. Matthew Chu
教育心理學家及 香港大學心理學系講師
Lecturer (Educational Psychologist), Department of Psychology, HKU

▍Keynote Speaker 主講嘉賓:
- 黃盛璘女士 Ms. Huang Sheng-ling
台灣園藝輔助治療協會 創會理事長、註冊園藝治療師
Founder, Taiwan Horticultural Therapy Association; Registered Horticultural Therapist

▍Guest Speakers 嘉賓:

- 何啟邦先生 Mr. Gabriel Ho

基督教家庭服務中心 心靈綠洲—註冊社工暨園藝治療師
Registered Social Worker & Horticultural Therapist, Serene Oasis, Christian Family Service Centre

- 習慣X自然 成員
 Members from Daily Practices with Nature

Date: 3/3 (Wed)
Time: 18:30 – 20:30
Venue: HKU and conducted via online
Language: Cantonese and Mandarin (simultaneous interpretation in English will be provided)

Online registration:
► HKU Students and Staff - https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=73242 
► Alumni and Public - https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=73243 
 
Bio of Speaker(s) 講者簡介: Dr. Matthew Chu朱可達博士 Dr. Matthew Chu
朱可達博士的專業專長包括靜觀 (mindfulness)、正向心理學 (positive psychology) 和心理健康(psychological well-being),曾受邀為政府不同部門,非政府組織和團體提供專業培訓。

Dr. Matthew Chu's research interests lie in mindfulness, positive psychology, and psychological well-being. He has been invited to provide professional training for various government departments and NGOs.



Ms. Huang Shengling黃盛璘女士 Ms. Huang Shenglin
黃盛璘老師於2002年放下從事20年的編輯工作,遠赴美國遊學,學習樸門農藝(Permaculture)及園藝治療,並成為台灣第一位在美國獲得認證的園藝治療師。後來黃老師回到台灣推廣園藝治療,出版「走進園藝治療的世界」及成立「台灣園藝輔助治療協會」。她亦與日本、韓國、香港等園藝治療師聯合成立「亞太園藝治療協會」。2019年,黃老師和兩位資深園藝治療師聯合出版「綠生活療癒手冊」。
Ms. Huang Shenlin ended her 20-year career as an editor and went travelling in the United States to study permaculture and horticulture. She became the first Taiwanese horticultural therapist certified in the US. After that, she returned to Taiwan and devoted herself to promoting horticulture in Asia. She published the book “Becoming a Horticulture Therapist” and founded the Taiwan Horticultural Therapy Association. She also co-founded the Asia Pacific Association of Therapeutic Horticulture with horticultural therapists from Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. In 2019, she published “Green Heals: 100 Prescriptions Based on Horticultural Therapy” with two other veteran horticultural therapists.


Mr. Gabriel Ho何啟邦先生 Mr. Gabriel Ho
何啟邦先生曾任職安老院舍,亦是園藝治療專業發展協會之義務顧問及香港園藝治療暨研究中心委員會委員,多年來透過園藝治療及相關活動服務大眾,參與著作包括《園藝治療種出正面情緒》(2020)及《心靈綠洲園藝治療實務工作手冊》(2014)。
Mr. Gabriel Ho previously worked as a social worker in elderly homes, he is also a voluntary consultant for theHorticultural Therapy Professional Development Association and a board member of the Hong Kong Horticultural Therapy and Research Centre. He has participated in the publication of Planting with hopes (2020) and Serene Oasis: The practical manual on horticultural therapy (2014). 



Daily Practices with Nature習慣X自然 成員  Members from Daily Practices with Nature
「習慣X自然」以城市耕種、工作坊和教育活動推廣關於食物來源、食物生產、自耕自吃和永續生活的實踐,使城市人可透過觀察、互動、學習和行動去跟自然規律相認。
Through organising urban farming and education activities, "Daily Practices With Nature" aims to promote the awareness of food sources, production and the practices of self-sufficient and sustainable lifestyles, enabling urban dwellers to reconnect with Nature by observation, interaction, learning and actions.