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#HKUGrowFoodAtHome Challenge
Growing our own food has much to offer in difficult times of social distancing and stress under the COVID-19 pandemic. While not many of us have large space for cultivation, a small pot of herbs or vegetables at home can be a great solution to help us relieve stress, learn about sustainable lifestyles and connect with other growers. The first round of #HKUGrowFoodatHome Challenge was launched in September 2020, receiving an overwhelming response from our student community.

In the second round of this challenge, we will be providing more resources, including an all-in-one growing kit, experts’ explanations and briefings, and community support throughout the growing process. Join our challenge to let your plants, as well as our mind and body grow and flourish.

Selected photos of plants will be featured in our social media. Participants who best record their crop-growing journey or use their homegrown crops in their cooking will be rewarded with a pack of crops from the HKU Rooftop Farm's latest harvest!

Briefing Session
Speaker: Ms. Carol Fung 馮麗晶女士 (Sustainable Agriculture Officer, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden)
Date: 2/3 (Tue)
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Format: Conducted via online platform
Language: Cantonese (simultaneous interpretation in English will be provided upon request)

Quota: 50
Deadline: 8/2 (Mon)
Deposit: $50 (refundable upon active participation)

Registration is full


What you have to do after you are admitted to the #Challenge:
  • Join an online briefing session on 2/3 (Tue) at 18:00.
  • Pick up a Growing Kit Pack (with seedling, pots and soil) at GE Gatherland before the briefing session on 2/3.
  • Like our IG (@ediblespaceshku) / FB page (ediblespaceshku). Tag us with @ediblespaceshku and hashtag #HKUGrowFoodAtHomeChallenge by updating your plant weekly with a photo during the challenge period (March–May 2021)
  • Join a WhatsApp group in which you can ask any questions about your plant.


Next round of #HKUGrowFoodAtHome Challenge will be in the First Semester, 2021-22, stay tuned! 


Educational Videos:

When and What to Grow 環境和品種選擇



Schedule:
Date Time Venue
02 Mar 2021 18:00 - 19:30 Online Platform
Bio of Instructor(s) 導師簡介:

馮麗晶女士 Ms. Carol Fung 


Carol 在嘉道理農場工作,主要負責打理香草和蔬菜示範園區,和義工們一起落種子、培苗到親手種植各款農作物。Carol 亦會教授一些盆栽種植活動,和參加者分享在家種植的樂趣。