The HK Perma Club (facebook.com/permaclub) in Clearwater Bay is looking for volunteers to join them in developing their permaculture education and demonstration site every Sunday!
Volunteers will get to learn a range of hands-on skills such as composting, recycled crafts, organic food production, bamboo construction, seed saving and much more depending on whatever the activity is on the day. To finish off the day, volunteers can cool off in the clear ocean waters of the beach down the road too.
WHERE AND WHEN?
10am - 4pm every Sunday
HK Perma Club
44 Hau Hau Wing Lung Road, Clearwater Bay
WHAT TO BRING:
> Long sleeved shirt and long pants (to avoid mosquitoes)
> Mosquito repellant (mostly during the summer months)
> A hat
> A water bottle
> Enclosed shoes
VEGAN LUNCH PROVIDED
WHAT IS HK PERMA CLUB?
HK Perma Club is a educative and inclusive space that is empowering the Hong Kong community to re-connect and re- harmonize human living spaces with nature. To achieve this, the organisation uses ecological design principles that aim to improve and promote clean air, clean food and a healthy sustainable lifestyle in Hong Kong. The site is a demonstration of ecological and cultural wealth where creative solutions are designed to resolve the world's most complex issues, many of which are spreading quickly throughout Hong Kong.
The guiding principles are simple; Care for People, Care for the Earth and Share of Surplus.
THE NEXT STEP
Since its birth in Oct 2012, the Perma Club has connected hundreds of people in the Hong Kong community that are looking for an alternative to the concrete jungle lifestyle that has contributed to the unprecedented environmental crisis we currently face. In doing so, they have begun to transform the local food scene by growing an abundance of fresh organic food gardens and engaging many interest groups with workshops and open days.
Now, Perma Club is currently undergoing an exciting transition phase upon recently deciding to take its work to the next level of demonstrating sustainability in action, rain or shine. So over the next few months, the team will be designing and constructing new sustainable infrastructure that will incorporate renewable energy systems and rain water catchment as well as new spaces to host school groups, workshops and events. We also have a major composting project with a local organic food chain to reduce HK food waste.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Normally, the Perma Club team is able to pick up volunteers in their van from Hang Hau station Exit A at 9:45am every Sunday morning. PLEASE NOTE THAT ON SUNDAY THE 2ND OF AUGUST: THE VAN WILL BE OUT OF ACTION & VOLUNTEERS WILL TAXI POOL WITH OUR STAFF MEMBER ALEX
Alternatively, you can follow these directions:
1. Catch the MTR to Hang Hau station
2. Get a taxi (green new territories taxis are cheaper) to 44 Hang Hau Wing Lung road in Clearwater Bay (approx $35-40)
3. Exit the taxi at Number 44.
4. To the left of number 44, you will see a sign post for Little Palm Beach. Follow the road downhill, keeping the sign post on your right.
5. About 10 metres past the sign post, you will find a small rocky track on the right side of the road. This is a walking track only (no car access). Follow the track down and turn right where the track forks. There will be a sign for Perma Club pointing right.
Please contact Alex on 5333 2072 if you have any troubles on the day.
See you there!!