#Resilience (food)

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  1. What is the sustainability challenge you are tackling?
  2. What have you tried so far/ what are your existing programmes?
  3. What were the challenges in implementing them? What do you think are the gaps? What do you think needs to be done to achieve the impact that you want?
  4. What do you think students can do to support your work?

Summary of Questions

  1. How is the safety of food produced by the farm ensured?
  2. How can the farm be protected in the event of natural disaster? What about protection from bugs and pests?
  3. What are your opinions on "fair trade" and "organic" when it comes to promoting food resilience? What is considered a resilient food system and what is part of it?
  4. What is the current funding model and is it sustainable?
  5. What is the involvement of staff/ students like? What do they learn and how do they stay involved?
  6. What do you think of a masterchef competition to use the crops grown on campus?
  7. Do you think it's important to engage students besides those who can work on the farm? If yes, how else can be they engaged?

Questions from Students

  1. There maybe some families in the city with no spare space and time or even capita to start up their own project so what would you advance if they want to contribute to the environment?
  2. We would like to ask: 1. How can we promote this idea to home? 2. Since HK people have an exhausting workload every day, how can we find time to do this?
  3. How would you motivate students to try out edible spaces (e.g. balconies) given the cost, time, and space needed for the projects?
  4. How can this idea of rooftop farming be spread to society? Considering spaces in Hong Kong are so limited, would it be feasible?
  5. Is the rooftop garden unique to HKU? If not, do you plan on collaborating with other universities?
  6. 1. Since HK people have an exhausting workload every day, how can we find time to do this? 2. How can we expand it into a larger scale while still overcoming the challenges of Hong Kong’s urban environment
  7. How do you think of plant meat, is there a potential for transforming people's eating habit. If do so, what are the major obstacles to the promotion of this concept? We Want to ask:
  8. A few years ago there was an accident that a rooftop garden collapse. How did that affect the development of the project? Also, how can Hong Kong people who are living in a crowded environment to have such a place to carry planting?
  9. How do your team manage the problems of insects in the edible spaces? How to take a balance between avoiding insects and the use of pesticides?
  10. It is possible to organize a green master chef competition, with the ingredients limited to those planted on campus?
  11. What’s your thought on tackling the land limitation for agricultural purposes in Hong Kong?
  12. Will it be unaffordable for people to carry out organic farming? (like the purchase of composter for organic fertilizer, land rental cost for farming and etc.)
  13. What makes you’re project stand out from the other similar ones??
  14. How do you deal with insects, is there a way without using chemicals? From Aastha Gaur to Everyone: (9:15 AM)What do u think is an ideal, sustainable future for food?
  15. What is your final goal after completing your projects?
  16. What are your opinions on fair trade?
  17. Where will the food go after they are harvested? Will you sell it to the hku canteens or consume yourselves?
  18. What's your opinion on vertical farming In HK?
  19. Do they have a more ambitious blueprint like implementing this kind of mode in more places? why do u choose to fam on the rooftop?
  20. What are your opinions on artificial meat?
  21. Does this project include composting?
  22. How can we as students, with a limited budget and limited choices as we live with our parents, contribute and support organic farming?
  23. How can we as students, with a limited budget and limited choices as we live with our parents, contribute and support organic farming?
  24. What is the expected scale (what to achieve in the future?)
  25. Do you have any future plans in enlarging the greening projects in the campus to promote sustainability?
  26. how to ensure the safety of the food grown, like will the food be polluted by air pollution, acid rain and stuff?
  27. how to avoid the wild animals and insects to destroy the crops?
  28. How do you view the organic food? Is it really that healthy and beneficial as it alleged to be or it’s simply the result of commercializing?
  29. How to ensure there is a wide variety of types of food planted in the rooftop?
  30. Since HK is such a crowded city and often we do not have enough space at home. How do create our own edible space at home with a limited amount space and resources?
  31. Are there any species of food that are suitable to grow in our home? like in Hong Kong spaces and sunlight are really limited.
  32. How to make sure participants stick till the end?
  33. is there someone to teach participants how to grow fruit or vegetable
  34. How do you deal with the fruit and vegetable you have grow?
  35. What is the next stage of the plan? E.g. expand the garden size into other rooftop of hku building?
  36. Who will take care of your plants? Will every student participate in?
  37. Organic farming is also more pricey - do you think it will become more affordable in the future?
  38. For the growth of rooftop farms, the yield of fruits is very low, do you have any strategies to use AI, regarding the yield, such as having a set time to water the plants, to minimize human labour?
  39. Sorry for being negative, I would like to know how you ensure that the food are safe to eat and is there anyone who have to take the responsibility if (touchwood) something bad happen?
  40. do you think the major problem in these sorts of projects is the limited land supply here in hong kong?
  41. Any advertising strategy to promote people to join campaigns launched about organic farming?
  42. Is there other possible ways to encourage people to plant their own organic plants when there is no space in their house? Do you think it is a great idea to use AI and robots to tackle lack of man power?
  43. why do u choose to farm on the rooftop?
  44. How do you pursue the 'non-profit' goal and simultaneously afford the high cost of organic farming? What is the source of funding (short-run or long-run)?
  45. Is there any alternatives when natural disaster affects the product generated from the garden?