Open Day @ Green Hub (Old Tai Po Police Station)
Mon, October 7 2019
10:00 - 17:00
Green Hub, 11 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po

Green Hub Open Day
Date:5-7 October (Sat-Mon), 13,  20 or 27 October (Sun)
Time: 10:00–17:00
Venue: 11 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po, NT

'Mindful Crafting' is the theme of this October to appreciate the colours of autumn and showcase a way of living in harmony with our environment. Activities include: demonstration of traditional Hakka weaving and hand spinning, Hakka teacake workshop, natural dyeing workshop, Masala Tea making, thematic tours and Co-op Market.

Monthly Special Demonstration and Workshop: Traditional Hakka weaving, hand-woven “Fa Tai”(Patterned band), Hakka rice cake making and natural tie-dye with turmeric

Full-day booth: create your own blend of Masala tea, second-hand book selling, pot planting demonstration

CS+ Market:SoaperDelights, Solo's Soap & Groceries, Refeel Innate Beauty, Naturally Living Co.Ltd., Lady Garden HK, Partnership for Eco-Agriculture and the Conservation of Earth,LittleLitteMade,7M, Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres (Social Entreprise), etc. (Please refer to the Chinese version for more information)


Traditional Hakka “Fa Tai” Weaving

Yip Jie, a lady who grew up in a walled village works at the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden(KFBG). She has developed the skills of weaving since young. This time, she will bring some traditional Hakka costumes and weaving tools, demonstrating how to hand-weave “Fa Tai” (patterned band) while singing traditional Hakka folk songs with her Hakka friend, Ying Jie, a veteran worker of KFBG & an inhabitant of Sai Kung Village. According to Ying Jie, the tradition of singing Hakka folks has been passed down from her grandmother, the lyrics of the songs can be improvised and sung anytime.

Guests: Yip Jie and Ying Jie
Date:6 October and 13 October
Time: 11:30-16:00
Venue: Main Yard (Registration is accepted on-site on a first come first served basis.)

Ancient Textile Art: Hand Spinning

Hand spinning is a craft of thousand years old. People used spindles to make hand-twisted lines, form the lines into yarn balls with spinning wheels and produce woven products. Cath, who likes Slow living, is fascinated by the craftsmanship of hand-spun yarn. Recently, she has actively experimented the extraction of fiber from native plants suitable for hand spinning. The demonstration will introduce the characteristics of natural fibers from plants such as cotton, bamboo, corn silk and ramie; as well as the process of carding, hand spinning and alignment, etc. Moreover, Cath would like to awake people’s awareness to environmental protection and resume a slow and easy attitude towards life.

Guest Speaker: Cath@ Reborn Story
Date: 20 October and 27 October
Time: 12:45-15:30
Venue: Main Yard
(Registration is accepted on-site on a first come first served basis.)

Low Carbon Cooking Demonstration: Hakka Rice Cake

Hakka rice cake is a traditional pastry of the Hakka. It can be savory or sweet in flavor. The main ingredients are glutinous rice flour and rice flour. Traditionally, this treat is steamed and served on a banana leave, reminiscing a simple taste memory.

Date/ Time:5, 6, 7, 13, 20 & 27 October
Time: 11:30-12:00 and 14:30-15:00 (each session 30 mins)
Venue: Eat Well Canteen
Fee:$20 each person
Registration is accepted on-site on a first come first served basis.

Mini Workshop: Natural Tie-dye with Turmeric

Turmeric is a bright and pleasing dye which has natural and stable pigments with anti-insect and anti-inflammatory effects. In ancient times, folk wisdom used turmeric-dyed square scarf for book wrapping and other personal care. Through hands-on tie-dyeing of a square scarf, participants can know more about natural dyeing, tie-dye patterns and dyeing techniques.

Date:5, 6, 7, 13, 20 & 27 October
Time: 16:00-16:45
Venue: Meeting Room
Workshop Fee: $80 each person (including a 50cm x 50 cm tie-dye square scarf)
Registration is accepted online (please refer to the Chinese version)

Whole Day Booth: Simple & Fun Life

Date:5, 6, 7, 13, 20 & 27 October

Time: 10:00-17:00

Location: Memorial Garden

1) Pot Planting Demonstration
As long as there is enough sunlight, we can grow food at home and witness the whole growing process of food from seedling to fruiting. The booth will demonstrate and explain the techniques of plants transplants, sharing the environmental factors of planting organic herbs or vegetables at home.

2) Create Your Own Blend of Masala Tea
Nothing can beat a warm cup of Masala tea in cool weather, it can warm your stomach and soothe your mind. In this booth, you can create your own blend of Masala tea with various spices.

3) Slow Living: Second-hand Book Selling
Second-hand books hold an unprecedented amount of knowledge and memories waiting patiently to be discovered; like an exotic gem, it waits for its next reader as it passes through stories and memories from one owner to another. Second-hand books will be available for sale weekly, regarding themes of sustainable life, environmental protection, body and mind.

Heritage Tour: History of Tai Po and Eco-heritage Conservation

Guided Tour at Green Hub

The tour follows the Heritage Trail, with a guide pointing out the key architectural and ecological points of interest and narrating the story of the Old Tai Po Police station.

Date: 5, 6, 7, 13, 20 & 27 October
Time: 11:00 or 14:00 (1 hour)
Reservation: Please click HERE to reserve a place online
Maximum number of people per session: 30 (On a first come first served basis)

Enchanted Garden Tour

This 15-min tour at the Enchanted Garden of the Green Hub shows how the courtyard was transformed from a concrete area filled by ugly structures to a garden that enhances the living environment for people and wildlife. The tour will include a visit to a guestroom of the Green Hub, which is facing the Enchanted Garden.

Date: 5, 6, 7, 13, 20 & 27 October
Time: 12:00, 13:00, 15:00 or 16:00 (15 mins each session)
Registration is accepted on-site on a first come first served basis.

Sustainable and Community Supported Market

 ((For more Market details, please refer to the Chinese version)