HK farm is an organisation established by farmers, artists and designers. Their aim is to communicate the value of rooftop farming and benefits of locally produced food.
Having a farm on the roof, it sounds impossible in Hong Kong, especially in Kwun Tong factory. They are growing vegetables, herbs and even composting and harvest honey on their rooftop farm. It is really amazing when you see their honey. Even the bees are working really hard, they can only product 60 jars of honey per year. There is a lot of benefit on having a farm on the roof, like reduce carbon emissions. It is not only environmental-friendly, but also set a great example of unban agriculture in Hong Kong.
This visiting gives an inspiring example on how farmers, artists and designers collaborating their idea together and setting up a rooftop farm. They are also working on different environmental -friendly project, like collecting wood and re-design different products. They are very friendly to show you everything they have done, and we also tried the herbs tea. It was really fresh, even thought I still don’t remember the names of each herb, maybe I should go more to take some workshops in their farm.
When you hear the story beside them, it is really encourage people who want to start a new business or a project. Looking forward to seeing all green on most of the rooftop. May be the next popular job is being a farmer!!