How is the rehabilitation going on? Let’s go to checkpoints E1 + E2 and see!
任務點 E1 Checkpoint E1
In the backdrop, you can see some farmlands and agricultural structures, which contrast with the abandoned farmland in the front. Although the agriculture in Mui Wo has largely shrunk, different people are now working hard on agricultural rehabilitation.
Photo credit: https://www.hkorc.org/?page_id=934&spost=7201
Here is the Dragontail Farm. It practices organic farming, and grows Chinese broccoli, white turnip, kale, and salad vegetables, etc. The owner also keeps bees and actively explores the different possibilities of agriculture and ecology!
Why agricultural rehabilitation?
Restoration is beneficial to resource utilisation, community building, and economy diversification.
The farm you see in the photo uses compost from the Community Food Waste Recycling Program to grow crops. The Outlying Islands Women’s Association, collects food waste from villages nearby, and decomposes it using a food waste processor. Food waste is no longer waste anymore, but useful compost for planting. Imagine -- if all city food waste can be utilized in local agriculture, that is genuine circular economy!