Promoted by Prof Lau Kin-Chi from the Cultural Studies Department, Lingnan University has taken its first step towards building a transition campus. Over 100 varieties of plants have been grown on the campus sites. They include grains (wheat, sorghum, rice, corn ,potato, sweet potato), fruits (papaya, dragon fruit, guava, fig, vine, passion fruit, lemon, banana, loquat), and all sorts of leaf vegetables and herbs. They are grown in open, public sites between academic buildings. The project coordinator, Dr Yan Xiaohui, is one of the pioneers in China having worked in organic farming and community supported agriculture for a decade. Over 150 members have joined the Lingnan Gardeners Club, including students, alumni and staff.
To nurture the soil and the roots! To farm and learn for the future!