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Our Urban Farming Project 2022/23

Holistic Urban Farming

Growing Food and Happiness in a Sustainable Community

About this Project

Photo of HKU Rooftop Farm teammates sowing seeds in a nursery tray.

Building on HKU’s research on the value of urban edible roofs and the experience of HKU Edible Spaces, this project aims to expand the benefits of edible spaces to a wider audience. Through hosting educational programmes, training student ambassadors and building online resources, this project will raise sustainability awareness and enhance the wellbeing of participants. Members of the public, especially the elderly, will be invited to join tailor-made activities at the HKU Edible Spaces. These activities will be assisted by trained student ambassadors such that intergenerational connectivity can be fostered. Talks and online resources will be developed to spark off similar initiatives elsewhere in Hong Kong.

Urban Farming
Online Toolkit

This toolkit is divided into 6 parts in which you will first understand the possible benefits that an urban edible space can bring about. Then you can go through the requirements and decide if you have access to a site that can be turned into an urban edible garden/farm. Whether you have a suitable site or not, you can find out what can be grown and how to grow at an urban edible space. Apart from growing food, many learning and workshops can happen at an edible site. Finally read about the three edible spaces at HKU as case studies. We hope this toolkit can spark off more similar projects and bring about the social benefits that we have experienced at HKU into the greater community. Click on the titles below to learn more.

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