[UG] Trial Urban Roof Farming (TURF)
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
- 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
Phone: 3411 2600