2 Feb 2017
 
“Living Water & Community Revitalisation” Farming Revitalisation and Environmental Conservation Day Camp at Lai Chi Wo
 

Liberal Studies Department co-organised a field study activity named “Living Water & Community Revitalisation” Farming Revitalisation and Environmental Conservation Day Camp at Lai Chi Wo on January 21, 2017 with the Conservancy Association. A total of 30 G11 students participated in the activity.

Endorsed by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department of the HKSAR Government, to incubate a sustainable development option for rural areas and villages in Hong Kong, Mr. Lam Chiu-ying, SBS, Former Director of the Hong Kong Observatory has worked with the Kadoorie Institute of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) together with the Hong Kong Countryside Foundation, Produce Green Foundation, the Conservancy Association and inhabitants of a traditional Hakka village in Lai Chi Wo to launch the “Living Water & Community Revitalisation – An Agricultural-led Action, Engagement and Incubation Programme at Lai Chi Wo” (the Programme) in 2013.

On the event day, students were guided by the instructors from the Conservancy Association and the University of Hong Kong to visit the traditional village in Lai Chi Wo and the revitalised farm to know how the farmers made use of the natural resources and the environment for agricultural purpose. Moreover, students had the chance to taste the carrots freshly picked from the farm. We also found farmers who cooked the sweet potatoes with mud next to the farm. After that, a role-play activity was arranged so as to let students think about the development of Lai Chi Wo from different perspectives, and understand that the development of urban and rural areas was not mutually exclusive but could stand together peacefully. 

In mid February, the main promoter of the Programme, Mr. Lam Chiu-ying, SBS will hold a talk in our campus and it will undoubtedly enhance the understanding of Hong Kong farming revitalisation for students.