"Into nature, farm with nature"
Workshop on searching for Masanobu Fukuoka's Natural Farming
- 種子球（seed ball)製作及背後理念
日期：2019年5月25 - 26日（星期六至日）
During this summer, let's slow down the pace to get in touch with nature and the nature in your heart. From nature to go through the idea of natural farming by Masanobu Fukuoka, author of the influential book on natural farming "One-straw revolution". Sharing together and co-thinking how to connect natural farming to the food culture and daily living nowadays.
Kevin Shum, the co-founder of Good Family Farm has been to Northern Thailand to learn about natural farming by Larry Korn recently. Inspired by Larry, who followed and learned in Mr. Fukuoka's farm in the 1970s and translated the "One-straw revolution" into English to bring about the worldwide recognition on Mr. Fukuoka's methods and philosophy.
In this workshop, we will share the stories of the two teachers on natural farming and try to practice in Good Family Farm to regenerate the environment by seed balls. Kevin will also share the experiences and the things to learn from in the past four years on how to get more and more consideration with the natural environment in growing.
Major topics of the workshop:
- Reconnect your mind & body with nature
- Ideas about natural farming
- Food & nature（Picking of edible wild plants）
- Practice of making of seed ball
- Co-thinking about natural farming and daily life
*This workshop will be conducted in Cantonese mainly, but with supplement in English in case of participant need.*
About Kevin Shum：
Co-founder of Good Family Farm, who grow up in the city and with few connections with farming during childhood and young ages.
In about 8, 9 years ago, he begins organic farming in allotment, and getting more involved. In 2013, he established Good Family Farm with a few partners, rehabilitate the land into an organic community farm in Tung Chung, Lantau Island of Hong Kong. The place also become a base on food & agricultural education. From Tung Chung to different schools, institutions, etc. in Hong Kong and Macau, to share about urban farming as well. He also enjoys in learning, traveling and making new connections with peoples in different countries, including to Taiwan, India and Thailand in past few years.
Date：25 - 26 May, 2019 (Sat to Sun)
Gathering time：9:00 am (25/5)
Finishing time：5:00 pm (26/5)
Place：Good Family Farm（San Tau Village, Tung Chung）
Target：Peoples who would like to reconnect with nature, and interest to know more about natural farming
Enrolled on or before 30 April:
Dormitory (sleep on floor with mat)（Maximum 5 no.）：HKD$720
Camping（Please prepare your own camp & equipment）or NOT stay overnight：HKD$620
Enrolled on or after 1 May:
Dormitory (sleep on floor with mat)（Maximum 5 no.）：HKD$900
Camping （Please prepare your own camp & equipment）or NOT stay overnight：HKD$800
＊The fees including two lunch, one dinner (25/5) and one breakfast (26/5), all are vegetarian.＊
Maximum no. of participants：13 peoples