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Public Lecture
#HKUGrowFoodAtHome Challenge
Date 日期:  25 Jan - 17 Feb 2022
Time 時間: 12:00am - 12:00am
Venue 地點: TBC
Speaker(s) 講師: Ms. Carol Fung 馮麗晶女士
Summary 內容: 
The launch of the 2020 Challenge encouraged HKU students to grow a small pot of herbs or vegetables at home amid the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic. More than a hundred students have made their first attempts in taking care of the plants. Some plants may not have flourished, while others grew into food and flower.  Most importantly, this Challenge hopes to bring you relief through the process of growing something during the uncertainty brought about by the pandemic, as well as helping you to learn about sustainable lifestyles. Join our Challenge to allow your plants, your mind, and your body, grow and flourish and to allow you to connect with other growers!

Experts’ explanations and briefings and community support throughout the growing process will be provided.  Selected photos of plants will be featured in our social media. Participants who most effectively record their crop-growing journey or demonstrate the use of their homegrown crops in their cooking will be rewarded with a pack of herbs or a bottle of dried herbs from our HKU Edible Spaces!

What to grow this time?
  • Grapefruit mint (Seedling)
  • White radish and Chinese cabbage (Microgreen Seeds)

What you have to do after you are admitted to the #Challenge:
  • Collect your Growing Kit Pack (with seeds, seedling, soil, pots, and fertiliser) and attend the briefing session on 24/2 (Thu).
  • Join a WhatsApp/Signal group to update your plant weekly with a photo during the Challenge period (24/2-23/3).  You can also use these forums to ask any questions about your plant and connect with other growers.
  • Like our IG (@ediblespaceshku) / FB page (ediblespaceshku). Feel free to tag us with @ediblespaceshku and hashtag #HKUGrowFoodAtHomeChallenge
  • Submit your “Growing Food” Journal Summary by 31/3.
How to enrol? 

Registration starts at 10am, 20/1 onwards (HKU Students ONLY
 In-person Enrolment at MB240 (accept cash only);
► Online Registration: 

Deposit: $50
 (refundable upon active participation and submission of the Summary of Growing Food Journal)
Quota: 50
Deadline: 18/2 (Fri), 17:00

Briefing Session

Speaker: Ms. Carol Fung 馮麗晶女士 (Sustainable Agriculture Officer, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden)

Date: 24/2 (Thu) 2/3 (Wed)
Time: 18:45 - 19:45 18:30 - 19:30
Venue: LE5, Library Extension Building* (via Zoom)
Language: Cantonese (simultaneous interpretation in English will be provided upon request by 17/2)

* Please pay attention to our announcement for the latest teaching and learning arrangements

More Student Support for #COVID-19: 
Bio of Speaker(s) 講者簡介: Ms. Carol Fung 馮麗晶女士 (Sustainable Agriculture Officer, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden)