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Hong Kong’s first rooftop urban garden – “Project Grow”

Learn how to farm in Hong Kong on the rooftop of an old factory building

By Hiufu Wong
15 November, 2011


Project Grow is a city garden located on the rooftop of a building in one of Hong Kong’s underdog neighborhoods — To Kwa Wan.

Before the 1960s, To Kwa Wan was mainly a light-industries area overshadowed by the adjacent neighborhoods of Hung Hom and Kowloon City. Today, the community is mainly made up of elderly and new immigrants living in affordable but fast deteriorating property.

“To Kwa Wan is an old neighborhood — the residents are attached to the place but it is losing its energy,” said environmentalist Pad Chu. “We are just making our tiniest effort to rejuvenate the community again.”

Chu established The Organic Farm 17 years ago and now also operates food store Simply Organic.

To set up Hong Kong’s first rooftop urban garden for the To Kwa Wan community, Chu teamed up with the Film Culture Club (HK) (HKFCC) and an up-cycling design group called re:ply Workshop.

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1 Gilda { 05.19.12 at 2:18 pm }

wonder if u know where i could learn beginner farming in Hong Kong? THANAKS!!

2 Tan Siew Luang { 02.09.13 at 7:55 pm }

a not for profit organization, runs an organic farming community centre as as a slow food kitchen.[kindly visit our website for more info. In June we will would to organize a public forum on rooftop gardening, would like to invite you to be one of the speakers to share your success story[travel & accomodation will be taken care of] Please let me if would be interested to accept our invitation?