theDesk & Rooftop Republic

Community Urban Farming Programme

theDesk & Rooftop Republic

Community Urban Farming Programme

 

Are you interested in growing your own food, but have limited outdoor space or access to sunlight?

Are you looking to live a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle?

 

Then don't miss this perfect opportunity to set up your own garden with this first of a kind community urban farming space in the heart of Central Hong Kong brought to you by theDesk & Rooftop Republic!

 

This programme is a 4-month membership with 24/7 access to theDesk so you can tend to your plants any time, members' perks you don't want to miss, and is suitable for gardeners of all levels, including beginners! Each period encompasses one growing season and provides you with one large planter and all the supplies you need to start your own rooftop garden, read more below. 

 

The membership also comes with one-on-one guidance and knowledge sharing with an experienced farmer and fellow urban farmers every Saturday morning from 10 am-12 pm. Each session will be dedicated to a different urban farming-related topic to help your garden grow to its full potential. 

 

 

Membership at a glance

theDesk x Rooftop Republic - Community Urban Farming Programme

This is an ongoing programme. Join any time and we will arrange an introductory session with you!

Location:

theDesk, 2/F, 50 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Membership details:

  • $750/month. Minimum 4 month membership (1 growing season). Reserve your planter via PayPal.

  • 24/7 access to theDesk so you can tend to your plants any time

  • Corporate groups are welcomed to apply too!

Photo credit to theDesk.

To learn more, send us an email here.

CORPORATES ARE WELCOMED TO APPLY!

This programme is open to corporates as well. If you're interested to participate as a corporate (minimum 10 memberships per group), please send an email to [email protected]

Our participants share their experiences!

”I think the terrace space at theDesk was wonderful! It was easy to access and very pleasant.  I also enjoyed the intro session that you guys hosted. A very good variety of crops were provided. The staff at theDesk were also very nice”

 

- Tracie

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"I enjoyed having my own little planter and being able to get my hands dirty. It was heartening to see the plants grow. The farmer/helpers present on Saturday mornings were most helpful and full of information. 

 

I joined the program to be able to learn with experts so I could duplicate it on my terrace. A great initiative for gardening enthusiasts.”

 

- Niru

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Price

  • HK$750/month

(Commitment period: 4 months. This is the length of a typical growing season, and in this time you can grow squash, sweet potatoes, beans, fresh herbs, and more!)

With each membership, you will get 24/7 access to theDesk so you tend to your plants any time.

Families welcome, you can bring a +1 to the workshops!

planters

​What's Included:

  • Raised bed (L114cm x W49cm x H76cm)

  • Soil

  • Organic fertiliser 

  • Tools

  • A range of seeds and seedlings to choose from at the start of each growing season.

1 on 1 sessions

Over the 4-month membership, you will have regular 1 on 1 sessions on Saturday mornings with our urban farmers who will provide you guidance on:

  • Growing seasons in Hong Kong

  • Composting & organic fertilisers

  • Pest control

  • Basic farming techniques: seeding, transplanting, harvesting, pruning, weeding, fertilising 

  • Basic organic farming principles: crop rotation, companion planting

members' perks

  • 10% discount to all theDesk/Rooftop Republic co-branded events 

  • Enjoy a light hot-desk membership at theDesk Strand 50 on Mondays-Fridays, 9pm - 6pm, includes a hot-desk, WiFi and coffee. Normally valued at $3,500/month, but free to Community Urban Farming Programme members! (Subject to availability) 

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