Sustainable Urban Farming Workshop

We city people live so remote from nature that we forget our inseparable bond with nature. We live our hectic lives with too much focus on convenience, forgetting how our food is sourced and losing track of the seasons. However, this pandemic urges us to rethink our lifestyles and makes us more aware of healthy diets. Sustainable farming reconnects us and helps us learn from nature. It also reminds us of how our consumerist behaviour affects the environment. Creative use of urban space allows city people to enjoy the bliss of growing our own food and eating organic, fresh produce.

Established in 2013, the HKU Rooftop Farm provides organic farming workshops and farming space for staff and students to spread the joy of growing our own food. This programme includes online classes and hands-on practice. Participants may visit the rooftop farm at selected timeslots on weekdays to apply the skills learned and they can also join our farming team and to help with daily tasks in the farm.

題目包括 Topics include:
1. 永續農業初階:種植開始
    Sustainable Farming: Start Planting
2. 泥土及作物管理、病蟲害防治、修剪
    Soil and Crops Management, Pest Control and Pruning
3. 秋播作物介紹及栽種技巧
    Planting Techniques of Autumn/Winter Crops 
4. 肥力管理、資源循環及育苗
    Fertilisation, Resources Recovery and Seedlings Preparation

- Mr. Yip Tsz Lam 葉子林先生
  Senior Sustainable Agriculture Officer, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
- Ms. Carol Fung 馮麗晶女士
  Sustainable Agriculture Officer, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

Co-organiser: Sustainability Office, HKU

Dates: 19/9, 17/10, 31/10 & 21/11 (Sat)
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Format: Conducted via online platform; hands-on farming activities at HKU Rooftop Farm  (Runme Shaw Building) during weekdays

Language: Cantonese supplemented with English  

Fee*:  $100  (Full-time student) / $250  (Part-time student or staff) 
* Includes seedlings and materials for the learning exercises and participants may visit the farm at specific timeslots during the programme.
Quota:  30
 (15 for students and 15 for staff)
** The enrolment quota for both student and staff is FULL **

Date Time Venue
19 Sep 2020 16:00 - 17:30 Online Platform
17 Oct 2020 16:00 - 17:30 Online Platform
31 Oct 2020 16:00 - 17:30 Online Platform
21 Nov 2020 16:00 - 17:30 Online Platform
Bio of Instructor(s) 導師簡介:
葉子林先生 Mr. Yip Tsz Lam