Young farmers practise organic farming


學生透過計劃體驗有機耕種

(Fourth from left) Professor Jonathan Wong, Professor Ricky Wong, Mrs. Louisa Chan and Mr. Chan Chi-chiu join young farmers and officiate at the kick-off ceremony


(左四起)黃煥忠教授、黃岳順教授、陳呂淑琼女士、陳志超先生與小農夫一起主持開幕禮

The activity is supported by the Environmental Campaign Committee and sponsored by Amway Hong Kong Limited


活動獲得環境保護運動委員會支持及協助推行,並由美國安利(香港)日用品有限公司全力贊助經費

Date: 16 Jan 2014 (Thursday)

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Young farmers scheme kicked off to promote organic farming in local community

新一屆有機小農夫計劃啟動 鼓勵有機耕作

Launched with the aim of encouraging organic farming and promoting a green environment in the local community, the scheme “Amway Organic Farming at Primary Schools in 18 Districts” organised by HKBU’s Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre has entered its third year. Teacher and student representatives from the 10 participating schools recently took part in a launch ceremony at the HKBU campus. Under the scheme, over 30,000 participants have benefited from the organic farms built in 32 primary schools in Hong Kong. The young farmers were able to gain new knowledge and to carry out organic farming.

Young farmers are guided by experienced farming tutors through steps including plowing, sowing, removing seedling and watering. The young farmers are then required to perform all these steps on their own to experience farming. “Elite Junior Farmers” will also be chosen from among passionate participants and will then take part in a one-day training camp to learn how to design and lead organic farming activities.

The officiating guests at the kick-off ceremony were Mr. Chan Chi-chiu, Senior Crop Development Officer of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Mrs. Louisa Chan, General Manager of Amway Hong Kong Limited, Professor Ricky Wong, Associate Vice-President of HKBU, and Professor Jonathan Wong, Director of Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre.

為宣揚有機耕作和綠化環境的概念,浸大有機資源中心第三年舉辦「Amway十八區校園有機小農夫計劃」,日前十所參與計劃的學校的師生代表,在浸大校園舉行啟動禮。計劃至今已為三十二所小學建立有機園圃,受惠人數達三萬多。學生除了學習有機農業知識外,亦有機會體驗耕種的實際情況。

參與學校在經驗豐富的導師指導下,在校內經營有機園圃,從鬆泥、播種、移苗到澆水,全部由學生親自動手,務求令他們體驗耕種的工序,當一個有機小農夫。計劃更會挑選熱心環保、對有機耕種有興趣的學生成為「有機小先鋒」,參與一天訓練日營,學習設計和帶領有機耕作活動。

啟動禮的主禮嘉賓包括漁農自然護理署高級作物發展主任陳志超先生、美國安利(香港)日用品有限公司總經理陳呂淑琼女士、浸大協理副校長黃岳順教授和浸大香港有機資源中心中心總監黃煥忠教授。