Urban Farm Planning & Management for Professionals 

Urban Farm Planning & Management for Professionals

(Property & Facilities Management Sector) 

Urban farming has been a growing trend around the globe, with topics of food security and sustainable development of cities becoming the priority of municipal governments of many major cities in the world. Urban farming integrates nature and human communities in the city and has displayed great potential in fulfilling such a demand for greater connection to our food and nature. While offering excellent opportunities for both public and private sectors to enhance the building value, their brand image, and cultivate stronger tenant engagement.  

Given this growing demand, managing urban farms as part of green facilities are becoming an essential industry know-how for facilities management. By joining this intensive training, you will acquire the basic principles of managing an urban farm within a property setting and an all-rounded understanding and experience of integrating an urban farm into various types of properties - retail, office, hospitality, and more. 

Date: Monday, 20th January 2020

Time: 10am - 5pm

Location: BEC Building, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

How much: HK$2,000

* Early Bird Discount (5%) – on or before 2 January 2020. 

* Group Discount (5%) – for a group of 2 or more from the same organisation. 

* Additional discount offered for BEC members - Council Member (10%);

Corporate or General or Affiliate Member (5%).

**Please fill out the application form below**



Course Content

1. What is urban farming?

  • Fundamentals

  • Benefits


2. How to set-up and integrate urban farms into your properties?

  • Requirements 

  • Step-by-step checklists  

  • Safety and hygiene considerations

  • Stakeholder management and reporting 


3. How to manage your urban farms? 

  • Facility integration

  • Waste management

  • Farming cycles

  • Organic farming considerations 

  • Urban farming programmes arrangement (e.g. events, engagement, community and CSR engagement) 


4. Case study sharing – Rooftop farm at the BEC Building

  • Taster/Basics of urban farming principles

  • Hands-on activity


  • Instructors from Rooftop Republic Urban Farming.


Medium of Instruction

  • English supplemented with Cantonese.



  • A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants after the course. 

Terms and conditions here.

Please complete this form in BLOCK LETTERS and return it

(1) By e-mail to:[email protected], fax at 852-2784-6699, or

(2) By postmail to BEC Institute of Environmental Education (BEC IEE), 2/F, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.


Each form should be used for one applicant only.

For further enquiries or assistance, please call 852-2784-3900 or email to [email protected]

Meet The Speakers


Jones Lang Lasalle Management Services Limited

Associate Professor (Teaching), Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) (F.Arch, HKU), and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)

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Tony Ip Green Architects Ltd.

Organised in collaboration with:

About Business Environment Council Limited 商界環保協會有限公司

Business Environment Council Limited (“BEC”) is an independent, charitable membership organisation, established by the business sector in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 1992, BEC has been at the forefront of promoting environmental excellence by advocating the uptake of clean technologies and practices which reduce waste, conserve resources, prevent pollution and improve corporate environmental and social responsibility. BEC offers sustainable solutions and professional services covering advisory, research, assessment, training and award programs for government, business and the community, thus enabling environmental protection and contributing to the transition to a low carbon economy. For more information in BEC, please visit www.bec.org.hk


About BEC Institute of Environmental Education 

BEC Institute of Environmental Education (“BEC IEE”), a division of BEC, provides a platform for business managers and decision makers, to advance their knowledge and develop the expertise necessary for environmental decision-making. BEC IEE also facilitates professional development by promoting quality environmental education through various environmental education programmes. For further enquiries or assistance, please contact BEC IEE at[email protected]

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