HKU Edible Spaces Ambassador Training Programme
HKU Edible Spaces Ambassador Training Programme
Since the setting up of the HKU Rooftop Farm in 2013 and the Herb Garden in 2018, the edible 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 Edible Spaces Ambassadors to assist in hosting tours and workshops.
The 2nd Edible Spaces Ambassador Training Programme is now open for application. In the training programme, experts from respective areas will share their knowledge and experiences with the participants, and the participants will apply what they have learnt while designing and hosting the tours and workshops.

Photo Album of Previous Programme 過往活動相簿:

培訓課程 Training Programme 
15/7/2021 (Thu) 
17:00 - 18:00

18:15 – 19:45

Briefing Session 
Gathering at Herb Garden (outside 2/F Main Library Entrance)

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*: LE3, Library Extension Building, HKU

17/7/2021 (Sat) 
11:00 – 13:00 
Session 2 
Urban Farming and Sustainable Living 
Speaker: Ms. Stella Chong  
Green Hub, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden 

Venue*: Green Hub (Tai Po) 綠匯學苑 (大埔)
14:30 – 18:00 
Session 3 
Organic and Sustainable Farming – Theories and Techniques 
有機及永續耕種 – 理論與技巧
Mr. Mr. Yip Tsz Lam 葉子林先生 
Senior 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)
24/7/2021 (Sat) 
11:00 – 13:00 
Session 4 
Event Planning and Implementation for Elderly and General Public  
Speaker: Mr. Gabriel Ho 何啟邦先生
Registered Social Worker & Horticultural Therapist, Serene Oasis, Christian Family Service Centre

Venue*: JLG03, James Hsioung Lee Science Building, HKU
14:30 – 16:00 
Session 5 
Wellbeing and Mindfulness 
Speaker: Dr. Kitty Tsang 曾家儀博士 
Educational Psychologist, Jockey Club "Peace and Awareness" Mindfulness Culture in Schools Initiative, HKU

Venue*: JLG03, James Hsioung Lee Science Building, HKU
 * Subject to the latest teaching and learning arrangements & COVID-19 situation

 HKU Edible Spaces Tours and Workshops
Upon completion of the Training Programmeparticipants will apply what they have learnt to design HKU Edible Spaces tours and workshops for the HKU community as well as the general public. Each group will host one session of the activities.  
14/8/2021 (Sat) 
2 hours for each group
Time to be confirmed
Trial-run of the Tours and Workshops designed by Ambassadors 
Each group will be in charge of one of the following tours: 
28/8/2021 (Sat) 
15:00 – 17:00 
Tour and Workshop for HKU Freshmen (1)
31/8/2021 (Tue) 
15:00 – 17:00 
Tour and Workshop for HKU Freshmen (2) 
4/9/2021 (Sat) 
15:00 – 17:00 
Tour and Workshop for HKU Community/ General Public (1) 
11/9/2021 (Sat) 
15:00 – 17:00 
Tour and Workshop for HKU Community/ General Public (2) 
Participants will receive an allowance of $300 each for hosting the tours and workshops. They are also eligible to host similar tours and workshops for HKU Edible Spaces in the future and honorarium will be provided. 
Application Details 報名詳情
Eligibility: HKU Full-time Students who are passionate about gardening/farming and sustainability 

Quota 名額: 20

Deposit 按金: HK$200 (to be collected after successful admission to the programme 成功入選計劃後繳交)
Language: English and Cantonese (Some of the Training Workshops are conducted in Cantonese, simultaneous interpretation in English will be provided if needed) 

Attendance Requirement: To become HKU Edible Spaces Ambassadors, participants have to complete over 80% of the Training Workshops, attend Trial-run and host a Tour and Workshop. Each ambassador will receive a total of HK$500 for the deposit refund and allowance at the end of the programme.

Online Application 網上報名
Applicants will be invited for online interviews on 5/7/2021 (Mon) or 6/7/2021 (Tue). Details can be found in application form.
報名同學需於5/7/2021 (一) 或6/7/2021 (二參加網上會面,詳情列於報名表 

Application Deadline 截止報名日期:18:00, 28/6/2021
More Student Support for #COVID-19: 

Date Time Venue
15 Jul 2021 17:00 - 19:45 LE3
17 Jul 2021 11:00 - 18:00 Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
24 Jul 2021 11:00 - 16:00 JLG03