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Ambassador Training
HKU Holistic Urban Farming Ambassador Training Programme (Jun - Aug 2023)
港大都市種植大使培訓計劃 (2023年6月至8月)
Date 日期:  14 - 17 Jun 2023
Time 時間: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue 地點: HKU, Green Hub and Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
Speaker(s) 講師: Dr. Vivian Chu 朱可兒博士
Mr. Gabriel Ho 何啟邦先生
Ms. Stella Chong 張可欣女士 
Ms. Carol Fung 馮麗晶女士
Dr. Jessie Chow 周美玲博士
Summary 內容: The urban farming spaces on campus have been providing the opportunity and inspirations for students and staff to engage in organic farming, horticulture practices, as well as interdisciplinary studies. Throughout the years, the spaces act as a hub to promote awareness on sustainability and wellbeing among the HKU community.

To expand the benefits of the edible spaces to a wider audience, we have been recruiting HKU students, who are passionate about gardening/farming and sustainability, to be Holistic Urban Farming Ambassadors to assist in hosting tours and workshops.

The fourth round of Ambassador Training Programme is now open for application. In the programme, experts from respective areas will share their knowledge and experiences with the participants, and the students will apply what they have learnt to design and host tours and workshops.



activities of ambassador training
#1&2 Workshops at HKU & Field Trips
14/6/2023 (Wed)
17:30 - 18:15
Briefing Session 計劃簡介 (and Tour at Herb Garden)
18:30 - 20:00
Session 1
Community Resilience and Localised Food Production
Speaker: Dr. Vivian Chu 朱可兒博士
Assistant Lecturer, Centre for Civil Society and Governance, HKU
Venue: HKU
16/6/2023 (Fri) 
11:00 – 13:00 
Session 2
Urban Edible Landscape and Sustainable Living
Speaker: Ms. Stella Chong 張可欣女士
Green Hub, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
Venue: Green Hub (Old Tai Po Police Station) 綠匯學苑(舊大埔警署)
13:15 - 14:30
Low Carbon Lunch 低碳午餐
Venue: Green Hub (Old Tai Po Police Station) 綠匯學苑(舊大埔警署)
15:00 – 17:00 
Session 3 
Organic and Sustainable Farming – Theories and Techniques
有機及永續耕種 – 理論與技巧
Speaker: Ms. Carol Fung 馮麗晶女士
Sustainable Agriculture Officer, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
Venue: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (Lam Kam Road, Tai Po) 嘉道理農場暨植物園 (大埔林錦公路)
17/6/2023 (Sat) 
11:00 – 13:00 
Session 4 
Event Planning and Implementation for General Public
Speaker: Mr. Gabriel Ho 何啟邦先生 Registered Social Worker & Horticultural Therapist, Serene Oasis, Christian Family Service Centre
Venue: HKU
14:30 – 16:00 
Session 5 
Wellbeing and Mindfulness
Speaker: Dr. Jessie Chow 周美玲博士
Educational Psychologist, Jockey Club "Peace and Awareness" Mindfulness Culture in Schools Initiative, HKU
Venue: HKU

#3 HKU Holistic Urban Farming Tours and Workshops  「港大都市種植」導賞團及工作坊 

Upon completion of the Training Programme, participants will apply what they have learnt to design HKU Holistic Urban Farming tours and workshops for the HKU community as well as the general public. Each group will host one session of the activities.  Participants will receive an allowance of HK$300 each for hosting the tours and workshops.

Trial-run:8/7/2023 (Sat)
 2.5 hours for each group
Tours and Workshops:12/8/2023 (Sat), 19/8/2023 (Sat), & 26/8/2023 (Sat)
 each group will host one 2- hour session
Application Details 報名詳情
Eligibility: HKU full-time students who are passionate about gardening/farming and sustainability 

Quota 名額: 20

Deposit: HK$200 (to be collected after successful admission to the programme)
按金HK$200 (成功入選計劃後繳交)
Language: English and Cantonese (For the Training Workshops conducted in Cantonese, simultaneous interpretation in English will be provided if needed) 
Attendance Requirement: To become HKU Urban Farming Ambassadors, participants have to complete over 80% of the Training Workshops, attend Trial-run and host a Tour and Workshop. Each ambassador will receive the deposit refund of HK$200 and an allowance of HK$300 at the end of the programme.
They are also eligible to host similar tours and workshops for HKU Edible Spaces in the future and honorarium will be provided.
Online Application 網上報名:
(Shortlisted applicants may be invited for an interview 報名學生可能需出席面試 )
Application Deadline (Extended) 延長截止報名日期:18:00, 26/5/2023 (Fri)