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Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden in Hong Kong


Kadoorie Farm

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) spreads over 148 hectares of land and is located on the northern slopes and foothills of Hong Kong’s highest mountain – Tai Mo Shan.

Vegetables are produced on a one hectare hillside area at KFBG and there are over 60 varieties of vegetables and herbs grown in our farmland. We have 17 hectares of terraced orchards producing over 25 different varieties of fruit crops, herbs and tea, as well as honey. Our eco-garden displays organic farming practices compatible to urban settings for visitors to learn how to grow their own food.

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March 15, 2010   1 Comment

The World in a Garden – one of 55 community gardens in Vancouver

The World in a Garden is an Urban Agriculture Project that connects youth and community to the culture, nutrition and production of growing organic food.

“Children working in our garden are getting to experience nutrition instead of just being taught it. Green foods take on a whole new meaning and the children actually enjoy eating their vegetables because they are growing and cultivating them. And, by donating food to the food bank, children are giving back to their community and making a difference in the world,” said Tricia Sedgwick, the Jewish Family Service Agency (JFSA) community garden coordinator and nutritionist. “There are many interactive opportunities for students to partake in, from growing and preparing food for harvest celebrations to fundraising and donating.”

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