Sustainable Lai Chi Wo Project

Living Water & Community Revitalization – an agricultural-led action, Engagement & Incubation Programme at Lai Chi Wo

永續荔枝窩農業復耕及鄉村社區營造計劃

The programme is a multi-year rural community development and revitalisation programme in a traditional local Hakka village, Lai Chi Wo.  Itis initiated and ledby the Kadoorie Institute of The University of Hong Kong in collaboration with Hong Kong Countryside Foundation, Produce Green Foundationandthe Conservancy Association. The Programme is supported by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking CorporationLimitedand endorsedby the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department of HKSAR Government and Lai Chi WoVillagers.Scholars from School of Biological Sciences, Department of Geographyand Department of Civil Engineeringof HKU also contributed to the programme.

本項目是一個於傳統客家村落荔枝窩村進行的農業復耕及鄉村社區營造計劃。本項目由香港大學嘉道理研究所發起及領導,合作單位包括香港鄉郊基金、綠田園基金和長春社。本項目由香港上海滙豐銀行有限公司支持,並得到香港特區政府漁農自然護理署和荔枝窩村民的同意;香港大學生物科學學院、地理學系和土木工程學系學者的更為本項目作出專業支援。

Video link (連結):  https://youtu.be/Mr0plKebhxU

 

2015-07-26 A rice renaissance for Hong Kong’s villages? (Al Jazeera)

2015-07-26 A rice renaissance for Hong Kong’s villages?  (Al Jazeera)

New pilot programmes could eventually breathe live back into the rice terraces of Hong Kong’s rural population.

As a cosmopolitan economic centre, Hong Kong is not usually associated with rice fields or agriculture.

Yet its more remote, rural areas are home to many traditional farming villages, some of which have been abandoned or long neglected.

The rice terraces of these villages may soon be experiencing a renaissance through pilot programmes that bring volunteers to farm.

Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Hong Kong.

Video link: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/hong-kong-farming-rice-150726105428798.html

2015-06-22 Lai Chi Wo enclave sets pace for revival of Hong Kong villages – but need to ease regulations is apparent (SCMP)

Lai Chi Wo project highlights need for flexibility in the law so that rural businesses can survive

Hong Kong Countryside Foundation chairman Lam Chiu-ying, a project partner, said  gaining trust from villagers was vital. “We need to be humble and show them respect,” Lam said.

Video link: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1824699/lai-chi-wo-enclave-sets-pace-revival-hong-kong

2015-04-11 《旅遊籽》拒絕荒廢 荔枝窩重生記 (蘋果日報)

幸好後來得到「外部勢力」協助,包括香港大學嘉道理中心、香港鄉郊基金、綠田園基金及長春社,於二○一三年底開展「農業復耕及鄉村社區營造計劃」,招募了一批學員,接受理論訓練後,定期進行稻米耕作,及試驗有機及生態農法。

Video link (連結):http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/supplement/travel/art/20150411/19107831