#15 Organic farming experience 2






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