The HK FARMers’ Almanac:
Book Sprint and Open Day
August 19-21, 23

We are celebrating the extraordinary year of HK Farm’s residency at Spring Workshop with a collective harvesting of The HK FARMers’ Almanac on Chushu (處暑), the 14th solar term of the lunar calendar. Mark the tempering of summer heat with us in the cool of Spring, and join our ranks at the specially conceived Almanac installation and production site. Participate in putting together your own mini HK FARMers’ Almanac to take home, and trace with our contributor-editors a year’s worth of urban agriculture, and—as The Old Farmer’s Almanac says, “everything under the sun, including the moon.”

The HK FARMers’ Almanac is a project jointly sowed by HK Farm (Glenn Eugen Ellingsen, Michael Leung and Anthony Ko), Farms for Democracy, Sangwoodgoon (Natalie Lo), Very MK (Holok Chen), Yaumatei Gardener (Kiki Ho and Dorothy Cheung), Bishan Commune (Kunfang Zhao), artist-researcher Elaine W. Ho, writer-researcher Ming Lin, journalists Kit Chan, Christopher DeWolf and Laine Tam, and Spring Workshop’s Mandy Chan and Mimi Brown. (Find comprehensive information on HK Farm’s activities at Spring in the Spring Workshop Archive Dropbox.)

Join us for these public sessions:
Collective Editorial Happy Hour | Wed 19 – Fri 21 August, 5pm – 7pm

The HK FARMers’ Almanac DIY Launch | Sun  23 August, 1pm – 5pm

The HK FARMers’ Almanac is produced as a limited-edition volume-in-a-planter, to be shared among fellow agriculturists and other nurturing souls.While the en-tire volume has been printed in a limited edition of 100, we encourage you to distribute and cross-pollinate the material as far and wide as possible. Digital versions of all content as well as documentation are downloadable here.


The Digital HK FARMers’ Almanac

Digital PDF versions of all printed matter of The HK FARMers’ Almanac are included on the USB stick enclosed in the Almanac planter box.

Included PDF content:

Hong Kong Urban Farm Map
The HK FARMers’ Growing Calendar
“One Year in Three Days” HK FARMers’ Mini Resource Book
Postcards from HK Farmers
HK Farm Journal
Agriculture with Action!
The Rooftop Farm as a Semantic Machine Gardener’s Gaze
farming 1/7
Hong Kong Beer: From Grain to Glass and Back
“88 Steps on Cultivating Our own Rice”
A Fashion Manifesto for Farmer / X
Beyond Bishan
George Chan and the Disappearing Mulberry Dike Fish Pond

Additional Image, Audio & Video:

Selected HK Farm photographs by Glenn Eugen Ellingsen
Time-lapse videos of HK Farm’s year-long residency at Spring Workshop
Audio recordings from the “Talk to Your Plant” sound booth
Winter Discussion Full Documentation by Spring Workshop
“I feed you and you feed me” animation by Emily Wong Produced by Hong Kong Shit & Ranae So
“Slow TV Episode on Rice”, by Natalie Lo Lai Lai
“Bishan Village,” by Michael Leung (HK Farm), May 2015
“What can a phrase such as ‘natural course’ mean anymore in a time of such intense production?” cultivation audio track by Elaine W. Ho
Fruit and vegetable clip art, by Michael Leung (HK Farm) and Elaine W. Ho As illustrated on The HK FARMers’ Growing Calendar and the Beyond Bishan map, for shared, non-commercial use only

  • DateAugust 23, 2015
  • Time1-5pm
  • PlaceSpring
  • TypeEvent
  • CostFree



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