食德好 X Go.Asia 食物回收體驗團連晚餐 Food Grace x Go.Asia Food Recycling Experience Tour x Dinner

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主辦機構:「食德好」-食物回收計劃, Go.Asia

內容: 為響應 聯合國世界環境日2013, 繼低碳果醬工作坊後,「為食起革命」將於6月19日晚上再聯同「食德好」舉辦食物回收體驗團,各位想親身體驗回收剩菜過程及品嚐低碳晚餐嘅朋友,記得快些報名參加!

查詢/電郵: 3972 5261 / foodrecycling@hkctu.org.hk

日期:2013年6月19日 (星期三)

網上登記參加:按此, 先到先得

詳情: 按此

性質:籌款 + 身體力行

地區:香港

Organization: Food Grace’s Food Recycling Scheme, Go.Asia

Detail: In response to UNEP’s World Environment Day 2013, local ngo Food Grace’s Food Recycling Scheme, together with Go.Asia are organizing a “Food Recycling Experience Tour x Dinner” activity on 19th June. Participants can experience how food recycling takes place and how Food Grace works, and of course, to enjoy a ‘low carbon emission’ supper!

For enquiry: 3972 5261 / foodrecycling@hkctu.org.hk

Fee: HKD 220@ (Student: HKD 180@)

Language: Cantonese

Date: 19th June 2013 (Wed)

Online Enrollment: Click Here, first come first serve.

Website: Click here

Nature: Fund-raising, hands-on

Region: Hong Kong

都市農耕及香港的為食起革命! Urban Farming And The Food Revolution In Hong Kong!

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Urban Farming And The Food Revolution In Hong Kong! 都市農耕及香港的為食起革命!
Wed 30 Jan 2013
Story by Beatrice Chan 為食起革命香港區大使

香港地小人多食物主要從外國入口,94% 的食物由外國進口,其中 85% 由中國輸入。可惜,一些進口食物並不是很安全,因此,香港開始明白本地有機農耕的重要性。

Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world (we rank 4th). Our sparse lands are mainly used for building skyscrapers (over 1,200 of them and all for offices) and of course for housing (living in the 30th floor or higher is very common).

The line between rural and urban is blurred here. It’s not uncommon for people to travel for up to two hours on public transport in order to get to work on a daily basis. Our previous farmlands were mostly replaced by buildings, as the return rate of farming could never keep up with economic development. Therefore, 94% of our foods are imported and 85% of them are imported from China.

However some of the imported food is not of a high quality with some of the food practices being questionable, therefore many people in Hong Kong are losing faith in such imported goods.

A Revolution In Bloom 革命的爆發
Hong Kongers need to save ourselves and our next generation. Food revolutionaries and local die-hard farmers have been fighting alone for the past decade. However, with the prevalence of consuming local and organic food spreading across the globe, the increased demand led to the revival of local farming and farmer’s markets. We can now purchase in season local vegetables and at the same time support our local farmers.

Another very interesting revolution also emerges inside the city center. HK Farm is one of the pioneers of rooftop farming in Hong Kong and some other commercial rooftop farming sites have also opened for the public to rent their own growing box in order to plant and grow their own food. Local families are beginning to utilize their balconies, rooftops and even windowsills to start growing their own herbs and vegetables.

Additionally, we also have some large-scale investment taking place here in Hong Kong, such as a commercially run hydroponic vegetable farm which started in 2012. This is all very exciting news for us yet we still have a long way to go!

My Experience as a City Farmer 我也成為了城市農夫
I recently joined a community rooftop planting course to learn the basic technique of urban farming. It’s very excited to be surrounded by skyscrapers and to check the lovely bok choy, tomato and green peas planted in a wooden box placed in a rooftop of an old industrial building.

I believe we are what we eat and we can bring back farming and local food to our city. It’s just a matter of time and we will keep working hard at it.

About the author: Beatrice Chan is an adventurist and voluntary ambassador for the Food Revolution in Hong Kong. She has travelled around the world to experience different cultures and food. She writes freelance article for magazines on food, restaurants and travel. In 2013, she hopes to bring food education, sustainability (local & urban farming) and cherish our precious food (combating food waste & to support food bank) to the food revolution in Hong Kong as well as in Asia. She is also the mastermind behind a community project: www.go.asia. Follow us on Facebook and check out our blog.

Source: jamieoliver.com