This year, we will continue to learn about the community through planting, and explore the significance of plants to the concrete jungle.
Walking up a small slope in the Star Street Precinct, we looked back and discovered a stunning scene at the rooftop of the refuse station - countless potted plants gathered one by one by street cleaners from the district. May Jei, a former kaifong of Lee Tung Street, said, “when our living space in Hong Kong gets tighter and tighter, gardening becomes a luxury. Community plants are all about breathing spaces in urban life. Thanks to the kaifongs who have been taking care of them, for they each narrate the story of our city.
✿ [Wan Chai Planting Crew] Planting Workshop (4 sessions, need to attend all)
Call for Planting Crew! During the 2-month project period, the Planting Crew will build the base of the planters together with an architect and farming experts. After the workshops, the crew will be responsible as community gardeners to take on the daily operation of the planters.
Date and time:
21/11, 28/11, 5/12 and 12/12 (Sundays) 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Hong Kong Arts Centre
Facilitator: Sam Chan (Architect), Grow Something
Quota: 20 ppl
✿ Community Plant Sketch Workshop
Follow the illustrator and plant expert to a fantastic Wan Chai plant tour, and get to know the stories of community plants and their gardeners. The sketches will possibly be included in the " Wan Chai Plants Map".
Date: 20/11, 27/11, 28/11/2021 and 20/2/2022
Facilitator: Storychick, Au Wah Yan
❀ "Wan Chai Plant Map " release
Collect the map at Hong Kong Arts Centre or view Online now!
❀ Story collection workshop
Date and time: 20/2/2022 (Sun), 1-3pm
Presenter: Hong Kong Arts Centre
Sponsor: Wan Chai District Council
Co-organizer: Cultural & Leisure Services Committee, Wan Chai District Council
Hong Kong Arts Centre, Vangi Fong & Sam Chan @ The Hill Workshop