Ma Shi Po, located in Fanling, is the only remaining agricultural land in Hong Kong. In recent years, due to real estate development, the villagers of Ma Shi Po Village are facing forced eviction. With the rapid development of modern cities, the living space of village residents is gradually shrinking, which is a topic worth thinking about in Hong Kong today…

  To this end, RTHK’s “General Knowledge Network” , in conjunction with the Northeast New Territories Concern Group , organized a “Fanling Living Space” teacher tour group to guide teachers to understand the problems of urban and rural development in Hong Kong. The event has the following features:

  • In line with the theme of the Liberal Studies course “Hong Kong Today”
  • Get out of the classroom and cooperate with field trips to deepen your understanding of the subject
  • Dedicated guided tour to gain an in-depth understanding of the village ecology
  • Encourage teachers to lead students to outdoor learning after the inspection
date: January 30, 2011 (Sunday)
time: 2pm to 5pm
Place: Ma Shi Po Village, Fanling
  (Meeting point: Fanling Luen Wo Hui Minibus Terminus outside 7-11)
cost: Free of charge
Quota: 25 people

Introduction to the itinerary:

1. Ma Shipu Village entrance
. After the war, “Nanfanshun Village” is still used for farming
. “Post-war material security deployment” by the colonial government
. Agricultural clusters around Luen Wo Market2. Aloe vera field
. How does urbanization affect the form of agriculture in the village?3. Second Uncle Boar Farm
. Why are there no pigs on the farm?4. Grandma’s house
. The story of the squatter house
. The life of a resident architect
. Village family history5. Guan Sheng’s home
. Farming methods in Nanfanshun
. Intensive cultivation of “New Territories Cuisine”
.The “famous dishes” of each village – Huashan red head onion,
 Taguling spinach, Jundi amaranth, Ma Shipu water onion6. Tongcai Tian
. South Fanshun open field method
. tank fish farming7. Rotten house
. Traditional architectural wisdom – fish scale house building method
. Desolate home demolished8. The wasteland in front of Zhao Sheng’s house
. Wasteland hoarded by real estate developers, overgrown with weeds and plagued by mosquitoes

9. Crossroads
. Residents of the mansion are also farming

 10. Asbestos Well
.The Story of Asbestos Tile – How Realtors Destroyed Land for Land Reclamation
 Lung cancer and scleroderma11. Uncle Jie’s farmland
. Diverse creatures in the puddle: pit fish, tadpoles, and South American snails
. Get to know Uncle Jie – he only loves farmland but not upstairs12. Li Sheng’s farmland
. Mrs. Lai – the most diligent farmers in Ma Shipu What is the
 plight of local agriculture?13. Community Farm
.Permaculture Organic Farming Demonstration Field14. District Health Farmland
.The Au couple’s full-time farmer’s way of land management
. Traditional farming techniques – Nanfanshun melon shed, waterway
. Urban development, where do farmers go?15. Indus River
.Ecological ties in the Northeast New Territories – paddy field creatures,
 little egrets, pond herons and other birds
. Officially planned river management policy16. Shepherd
. The big garden of the mansion17. Haunted House
.The New Territories version of “Red Bay Peninsula”18. Grandma’s Home – Sharing and Q&A

1. Complete the registration form and fax it to 2338 3340.
2. If the number of applicants exceeds the quota, it will be decided by lottery, and a special person will notify.

Application Deadline for Download Form: 21 January 2011 (Friday)

Enquiry Tel: 2339 3190

Remarks: Attending teachers will be issued with a certificate of continuing education and a general education lesson plan of “The Disappearing Village – The Contradiction between Urban and Rural Development” produced by RTHK’s “General Knowledge Network”.

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