HK Farm
Winter Discussion

Urban agriculturist and artist collective HK Farm (Glenn Eugen Ellingsen, Michael Leung and Anthony Ko) continue to sow seeds through the winter during their year-long residency at Spring. While waiting for the next harvest, we’d like to take time to sit down together with HK Farm and a few neighbours and friends from Sangwoodgoon, HK Potato and Yaumatei Gardener to trade farming secrets and dig deeper into a serious discussion about the growth of critical agricultural and social practices in Hong Kong. What does it mean to understand community through farming on lands that are more conducive to concrete bureaucracy than home-grown produce?

From Spring’s point of view, how does the media and an artistic practice contribute or deter from understanding contemporary agriculture as a slow-kneaded process of recalibrating culture and society? (Find comprehensive information on HK Farm’s activities at Spring in the Spring Workshop Archive Dropbox.)

Join us at Spring from 2-5pm on Sunday, February 8 for presentations and samplings from these four young groups that each explore farming in unique ways. Journalist Kit Chan will supplement the agricultural map with information about his continued research on Hong Kong-based farms, and artist Elaine W. Ho will moderate the discussion. The talk will be in English and Cantonese with translation.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about HK Farm’s Spring season, check the project’s image diary at: Spring Workshop x HK Farm Tumblr. (Photos by Glenn Eugen Ellingsen).

volunteers welcome

In addition to bringing your ‘two cents’ to the HK Farm discussion on Sunday, why not bring your food waste? HK Farm is calling for your biodegradable edibles to join a collective compost installation from which you’ll literally be able to see and feel the heat rising as energy is produced to power up the harvest.

Bring fruit and vegetable peels, egg shells, and other uncooked food waste (no meat or fish, please), and learn directly from the farmers about how composting actually works, and how you could do it easily on a small-scale to energize your home garden.

What you can bring:
– any uncooked vegetable/fruit scraps
– tea and coffee grounds
– egg shells or nut shells
– rice, stale bread, other grains
– uncooked food waste without meat
– well-shredded newspaper
– sawdust and ashes
– hair and fur
– menstrual blood and bio-degradable products

Not friendly:
– dairy products
– animal products such as meat, fish and bones
– fats, lards and oil

  • DateFebruary 8, 2015
  • Time230-5pm
  • PlaceSpring
  • TypeEvent
  • CostFree

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