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[UG] Trial Urban Roof Farming (TURF)

Accommodation
31 AUG - 30 SEP 2022

Residents are now invited to participate in the brand-new Trial Urban Roof Farming (TURF) Programme in the Halls in Semester 1, 2022/23.  With the training and guidance from the Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre (HKORC), participants will experience nurturing and harvesting some plants or vegetables in the planter boxes on 1/F podium.

Why Joining TURF?

  • Increase awareness of organic farming and sustainable lifestyles
  • Mingle within residents of similar interest in urban farming
  • Enhance the greenery environment of UGH

Attractions

  • Face-to-face and hands-on demonstration, beginners without farming knowledge are also welcome
  • High successful rate of harvest with step-by-step guidance
  • Grow eatable plants right inside the Halls

When to Farm?

  • Application Period: 31 August – 13 September 2022
  • Briefing Session:
    • 20 September 13:00-15:00
  • Planting Period: 20 September - 23 December 2022 (3 months)
  • Training sessions:
    • 18 October 13:00-14:30
    • 22 November 13:00-14:30

(> Mandatory Sessions)

How to Join?

  • You could form a group of no more than 4 residents and apply together.  Successful applicants will be informed after the application deadline and each group will be allocated a planter box.  Groups of less than 4 may be merged with other groups by the organizer.
  • If the number of applications is overwhelming, the applications will be selected by drawing lot.
  • All participants are required to attend the briefing and training sessions in order to secure their allocation of planter boxes upon successful applications.
  • Some basic farming supplies will be provided, such as seeds, fertilizers, and basic tools.
  • Each participant should pay a refundable deposit of HK$100, which will be fully refunded after completion of the planting period.
  • Online Application Form: https://forms.office.com/r/taBcqLL7HD

 

Enquiry
Email: ughall@hkbu.edu.hk
Phone: 3411 2600

Trial Urban Roof Farming (TURF)