LONG VALLEY RICE HARVEST FESTIVAL
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- Code : HKVT17-05
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / CHN
- Age : 18 - 99
The Conservancy Association (CA) is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. CA’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of both this and future generations, and to ensure that Hong Kong shoulders her regional and global environmental responsibilities. We achieve this by advocating appropriate policies, monitoring government action, promoting environmental education and taking a lead in community participation. [Official Website: http://www.cahk.org.hk]
The project is co-organized by VolTra and The Conservancy Association (CA). CA, founded in 1968, is the non-government environmental organization with the longest history in Hong Kong. This nature conservation management project has been in place since 2005, with the aim to conserve Hong Kong historical site of paddy rice produce – Long Valley. The site composes of 400+ linking farmlands as well as accommodates 200+ bird species, including a range of international conserved species. Through participating in harvesting and ecological monitoring work, we hope to alleviate Long Valley’s landscape and biodiversity situation. Other than a series of active habitat and species management measures, volunteers will also organize the Long Valley Harvest Festival as well as have the precious chance to interact with Hong Kong indigenous villagers, who are descendants of local residents during 1890s. It will be a unique gateway to learn more about the indigenous culture in the concrete jungle. 1. Set up, decorate and operate the booths for traditional kiln, straw art, food making in the Long Valley Harvest Fest 2. Prepare, build and transport the facilities and materials for the Long Valley Harvest Fest 3. Eco-crop packaging work 4. Interact with local Hong Kong indigenous residents 5. Clear and repair trails which have been invaded by vegetation
Workcampers will stay in a dormitory at Sheungshui near Long Valley. The living environment is very basic and simplistic but in a peaceful rural living style. Sleeping bags are required.
Long Valley is located at the northern urban edge of Hong Kong. With a total area of 150 hectares, it is the largest agricultural freshwater wetland in Hong Kong.