In the recent heated debate of land use, farmland is deemed to be valuable only if they are served for property. However, in Nam Chung, which is near Sha Tau Kok, a number of people forms Peace Nam Chung to help land rehabilitation by putting their efforts and resources in. What are the things that converge and symbiose on the farmlands? What are the details and influences of farming activities? In Trip II in the series “Farming with Classics”, we cooperated with The Partnership for Eco-Agriculture and the Conservation of Earth (PEACE) and bring participants to the paradise-like Nam Chung to experience the world of meditation and Inter-being mentioned by Thich Nhat Hanh in the Heart of Understanding, and try to farm in order to reflect on the warning given by Rachael Carson in Silent Spring about human intervention against nature.
Not only can students experience classics, but they are also able to get bonus marks of the courses UGFH1000: In Dialogue with Humanity and UGFN1000: In Dialogue with Nature by filling in questionnaires and writing reflections. They can have one more choice upon the topics of term paper, too. After Trip II in the series “Farming with Classics”, having experienced farming and mediation, some twenty students have written their reflections on the tour and classics. You may browse this page, Students’ Reflection on Nam Chung in Depth, to know more about it.
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