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Outdoor Event
Earth Day Celebration x Herb Garden Opening
Date 日期:  20 Apr 2018
Time 時間: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Venue 地點: Herb Garden (Outside the New 2/F Main Library Entrance, HKU)
Summary 內容: GE has been organising events on Earth Day since 2012 to celebrate and appreciate our magnificent planet.  To allow a more in-depth contemplation of this issue, we extend our annual, Earth Day celebration (April 22) into an entire month and bring you on a journey to reconnect with nature, our environment, our community and our inner selves with the theme “Connectedness”.  Let’s demonstrate our care for the future of our planet through participating a series of featured programmes. 

Earth Day Celebration x Herb Garden Opening
Join our celebration of Earth Day and the Opening of Herb Garden this Friday. We will be serving herbal tea and snacks made of fresh produce from our garden and giving out seedlings so you can grow your own mini herb garden at home! The Open-Air Concert features Narbi, local folk musician, Emmy the Great and a group of young HKU student performers. Yuki, our student vegan chef will also be hosting a vegan dessert workshop with Herb Garden’s fresh rosemary. A group of local women will be providing clothes mending service and sharing their eco-products. Do not miss the open-farm session at the HKU Rooftop Farm, our Farming Team will tell you all about the veggies and plants.

One love, one heart. Let’s get together and feel all right. – Bob Marley

Programme Details:

Open-air concert | 13:00-14:00 
Emmy the Great (English Singer-songwriter)

Narbi (Local Folk Musician; HKU Alumnus)

Aaron Chen (BBA (Marketing) Yr 4)

Armand Foucault (BSc Exchange Student)

Members of Hongson Society 匯聲社(HKU Students)

Herb seedling giveaway | 13:00-16:30 (till stocks last)
Bring our seeds and seedling home and create your own mini herb garden!

Vegan Dessert Workshop: Vegan Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Rosemary | 14:30-16:30
Experience the joy of baking delicious vegan dessert with fresh produce from Herb Garden! This workshop will show you how to substitute dairy products and eggs in baking recipes.
Host: Yuki Chan (Founder, Veg Dining Lab; BSocSc Yr 4)
Fee: $50 
Quota: 10
Registration: GE Office 

Rooftop Farm Tour
 | HKU Rooftop Farm, Runme Shaw Building | 15:30-16:30 (guided tour at 15:30 & 16:00)
The Rooftop Farm will be opened for visitors. Walk up the stairs from the 4th floor of Runme Shaw Building, our staff/student farmer will show you around and tell you all about the veggies and plants!

Clothes Mending Station | 13:00-16:30
Local women will help you repair or alter your clothing and turn it into your new love again! Buy less and treasure what you already have!
Host: Seamless Sewing Team (天衣無縫車衣隊), St. James’ Settlement