Shatin Farm

Luke 10:2: He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."

Shatin Urban Farm

 

 

We started an urban farm project in the New Territories. Shatin farm is an urban model farm for conducting experiments in farming techniques and technology, and to develop good practices for knowledge transfer. Using successful agriculture as a focal point for rehabilitation, community building and preaching the gospel, we hope to develop knowledge and expertise that will feed into similar projects in developing countries around Asia.

 

The Land

The 700 SQM of land that we are using was originally covered by concrete and had been abandoned for a long time. Having got the land in Aug 2018, we dug out the concrete and put in new soil to prepare it for cultivation. Cultivating the soil was our primary job as it takes years for it to become good land. In parallel, we built an aquapoinc tunnel, which is a soil-less agricultural technique for farming fish and vegetables in a sustainable way. We saw our first harvest after only 6 months. Crops of the farm in the testing stage comprise mainly of seasonal vegetables and fruits, some flowers, and fish.

 

The People

The urban farm is also a place to teach agricultural skills and provide job training opportunities for people in our rehabilitation program, including youths in community who are not yet ready for further study or full-time jobs. We teach basic agriculture, prepare a seasonal and crop rotation plan, and develop good practices to transfer knowledge for similar projects in different places. We also learn how to farm God’s way, hoping our people can preach the gospel, make disciples, and equip the poor to come out of poverty in developing countries around Asia.

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