#15 Organic farming experience 2

各位和聲人,


上回跟大家分享了我的「有機沙律菜」大計,是時候滙報成績了!全賴導師的悉心指導,其他同事和書院工友的無私幫助,在短短數星期,之前的荒地已經長出翠綠的菜心,小白菜,油麥菜,羅馬生菜和大根(還供養了幾條毛蟲呢!)。看著它們,心裏泛起一絲感動和滿足。感恩,在於大自然給予的小確幸,讓幼苗在好天氣中成長;滿足,在於努力耕耘之後的小成果,能與家人品嚐健康蔬菜的滋味。收割的蔬菜份量並不多,只夠煮兩碗清湯時蔬和太太分享,但種菜過程和體會卻是十分豐富。除草,翻泥,施肥,播種,澆水,治蟲,每一個過程都夾雜著心機,汗水和期待。在這個”速食”年代,事事求快,求方便,求成果,或許我們都忘了釣勝於魚的道理。能夠認真做好每件事,懂得享受其中,細味當中的樂趣,你的收穫,又豈止一份有機蔬菜呢?共勉之。

#啲蟲好肥美

#啲菜又真係幾好食

#耕耘樂



Dear Woo Singer,

It has been two months since we started farming at Woo Sing organic farmland. Thanks for the expert guidance from our farming tutor and the attentive help from the college colleagues, we have transformed the lifeless soil into a sumptuous, greenery farmland (with a couple of caterpillars too!). I am moved when I see the fields of green. I am grateful to the nice weather, so the seedlings can grow. I feel accomplished to share the fresh veggies with my family, though there is only a handful to fill a bowl of broth. Looking back at the experience in the past two months, there is no blood or tears but sweats and efforts. We are in an era of “instant”, we want everything instantaneously and we seek instant gratification. Perhaps we have forgotten that enjoying the process is equally, if not more important, than the outcome. In the end, a lasting satisfaction, a true moment of joy, often comes after a tough and meandering process that needs time, blood, tears and sweats. I hope you will find it too.

Best wishes,

Ellis Fok Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

Associate Dean of Student, Lee Woo Sing College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong