Extreme local + organic food growing in hyperdense Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the densest cities in the world and while there has been much land set aside for reforestation, there is practically no space to grow their own food.

Steve Cran is a permaculture aid worker used to working disaster relief in places like Uganda, Indonesia and Ethiopia, but when he learned that Hong Kong produced just 2% of their own food, he saw the situation as desperate enough to need his kind of help.

He believes that permaculture happens “in the cracks” so on a slip of private land outside the city center, he created a club where city dwellers could reconnect to agriculture and nature. The Hong Kong permaculture club now gardens, fish ponds, terraced hillsides, a clubhouse (built from bamboo and plastic tarp) with a kitchen (for eating all the local food) and a composting toilet and bamboo shower.

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