Contributor in a collective project ---
The HK Farmers’ Almanac 2014 - 2015
‘The HK FARMer’s Almanac is produced as a limited-edition volume-in-a-planter, to be shared among fellow agriculturists and other nurturing souls. While the en-tire volume has been printed in a limited edition of 100, we encourage you to distribute and croww-pollinate the material as far and wide as possible. Digital versions of all content as well as documentation are downloadable here
HK Farm is an organisation of Hong Kong farmers, artists anddesigners founded in April 2012. Working in the city, lead farmers Glenn EugenEllingsen, Michael Leung and Anthony Ko collaborate with communities andorganisations to highlight the importance of urban agriculture and locally produced organic food.
In September 2014, Hong Kong Farm conducted a green takeover of Spring Workshop’s main terrace to kick off a year-long residency. Their extended program included multiple public access points to
experimental, community-based urban farming, such as an autumn edible harvest workshop, planter-building lessons, seed-bombing with student groups, documentation of both the farm and HK’s
farming protagonists, a talk-to-your-plants and plant selfie booth, a winter discussion and finally
The HK FARMers’ Almanac (2015)created during an intensive three-day embodied knowledge book sprint.’ (Abstract from Spring website)
“88 Steps on Cultivating Our own Rice”,
A Japanese Wrapping Cloth by Lo Lai Lai Natalie
The well-known “Half Farmer/Half X” advocate Naoki Shiomi has
pointed out that hidden in the Chinese character for “rice” is the number
88. From this, he concluded that, “The process of rice cultivation is88 steps—and not easy ones.”
Perhaps these 88 images are not representative of a particularly strict set of rules, but more a story of cultivation, fragments of a planting process where we may encounter a different set of 88 steps every time.
The accompanying furushiki cloth has been hand-silkscreened in
duotone colors to indicate the (as of August 2015) uncompleted steps of Sangwoodgoon farm’s organic rice experiment