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Hong Kong Starts Community Gardens From the Top Down

  • Subject: [cg] Hong Kong Starts Community Gardens From the Top Down
  • From: Adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 08:29:56 EST


I'm a from the bottom up community gardener, because I believe that that is the way to best insure their sustainability.  However, Hong Kong has decided to say, " Let there be a community garden," and has used government volunteers and inmates to create it. I'll be interested in seeing how it pans out, if we ever learn.

Adam Honigman
Clinton Community Garden

Correctional services 

Inmate scouts help make HK green 

Green power: Nineteen green volunteers join 12 scouts from the Cape Collinson Correctional Institution to contribute their services to the Community Garden Programme. 
Nineteen volunteers from the Leisure & Cultural Services Department and 12 scouts from the Cape Collinson Correctional Institution teamed up today to contribute their services to the Community Garden Programme.

They cleared more than 100 square metres of land at the Wai Tsui Crescent Community Garden, Wai Tsui Crescent, North Point and helped landscape 50 small plots to prepare them for planting.

The basic platforms will be ready for use by participants in the coming gardening course under the Community Garden Programme which encourages people to participate in greening activities.

The Correctional Services Department has been keen to encourage inmates to take part in community projects as part of the its efforts to enhance rehabilitation.

Uniform groups from the department's institutions are also taking part in greening and support the Government's "Flower Passion Campaign" by nurturing plants.

The inmates at Lai King Training Centre, Cape Collinson Correctional Institution and Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution also nurture about 3,000 plants provided by the LCSD under the "Flower Passion Campaign".

The flowering plants will subsequently be distributed to charity organisations.

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