UrbanFarming@U Seed

An urban farming programme has taken root in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) as the Campus Sustainability Committee and Campus Sustainability Office jointly launch the "UrbanFarming@U Seed" programme on Hung Hom main campus to encourage sustainable living. The programme offers many benefits to participants who want to experience and learn organic farming practices. It demonstrates the possibilities of growing food crops on campus and enhances social interaction.

Workshop Topics: 

Part 1
  • When to grow what? Seasons in HK
  • Understanding how plants work (basic plant biology)
  • Understanding light and climate conditions (temperature, humidity, rain, etc) in different urban environments
  • Seed starting & propagation
Part 2
  • Understanding soil and the root environment
  • Water
Part 3
  • Fertilising and Plant Nutrition
  • Pest and disease
  • Harvesting & storing 
Part 4
  • Growing herbs and veggies in different urban environments – rooftops, balconies and window sills.
  • Space-saving container / growing techniques
  • Crop rotation 

 

Phase 5

  • Farm location: 1/F Terrace, Block VA

  • Period: 28/09/2019 - 03/01/2020

  • Quota: 20 people by drawing lots

  • Language: English supplemented by Cantonese terms when appropriate
  • Fee: Free of Charge

  • Deposit: HK$ 400 will be collected per person 

(Subject to fulfillment of 4 workshops attendance requirement (including the compulsory session), and in compliance with all guidelines/Terms and Conditions, the deposit will be refunded to the participants.)

  • Workshop Schedule:

  • Date
    Time
    Venue
    *28/09/2019 (Sat)
    COMPULSORY
    10:00am - 11:30am V312
    10/10/2019 (Thu)
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    N101
    24/10/2019 (Thu)
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    N101
    07/11/2019 (Thu)
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    V315
    21/11/2019 (Thu)
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    V315

*This is a compulsory session in which all participants will work together with the organizer in revitalizing planter boxes, soil and compost mixing, etc.

 

Important Dates: 

  • Date
    Events
    30/08/2019
    Apply through completing the online application form
    13/09/2019
    Successful applicants will be notified by email
    16 - 17/09/2019
    Submit the deposit (by crossed cheque)
    (Address: Campus Sustainability Office at Z502)
  • For any enquiries about this programme, please contact Miss Hazel Chan at 3400 8403 or Mr. Simon Lee at 3400 8385 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please follow our updates on website or Facebook and to check if there is any official announcement in relation to the programme. 

 

Invitation to UrbanFarming@U Seed (phase 5)

 

Past Programmes

Phase
Details
Phase 4
Period: 18 May 2019 – 24 Aug 2019
Poster: Click here
Notes to Applicants: Click here
Phase 3
Period: 26 Jan 2019 – 06 May 2019
Poster: Click here
Notes to Applicants: Click here
Phase 2
Period: 13 Oct 2018 – 14 Jan 2019
Poster: Click here
Notes to Applicants: Click here
Phase 1
Period: 21 Apr 2018 – 27 Jul 2018
Poster: Click here
Notes to Applicants: Click here