We're proud to have worked with companies, individuals, and communities to bring urban farming to all corners of Hong Kong and beyond. Here's a snapshot of some of our recent projects:
Jones Lang Lasalle
The JLL rooftop farm, located at the top of the iconic Bank of America Tower in Central, has been running since the end of 2014. As one of the pioneers in rooftop farming in Hong Kong, the project integrates closely with their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives – giving JLL the opportunity not only to engage their staff but to give back to the community. The organic produce from the rooftop is regularly donated to Feeding Hong Kong and made into lunch boxes for those most in need in Hong Kong.
The farm at Cathay City serves as a platform for long-term employee engagement, and is an outdoor space where staff could take a break from their desk and get their hands dirty, or just have a green space to enjoy their lunch break. Employees enrol in seasonal farming programmes to learn how to grow their own food with colleagues and family, and participate in workshops around the topic of food.
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We worked with Sino Group to build a rooftop farm atop their beautiful building at 148 Electric Road. This farm offers a space for building tenants to relax and enjoy their lunch break while enjoying breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour. Staff and building tenants are also invited to take part in planting and harvesting events each season.
This 13,000 sq feet farm on top of Metroplaza Shopping mall is the largest rooftop farm open to the public in Hong Kong. Through the MetroGreen programme we engage mall visitors around guided farm tours, farmers markets and creative workshops and events. The programme also includes a collaboration with a selected number of restaurants at the mall to use some of the farm’s produce to create unique and healthy dishes.
Since 2018, we’ve closely collaborated with Hysan Development Co. to organise the annual GreenFest Festival. This two-day event is an immersive, hands-on experience for more than 200 high-school and university students from across Hong Kong to learn about sustainability. Each year, the event explores a different topic, from rethinking our food system to how to reduce waste and encourage a circular economy.
We partnered with the Something Wild restaurant group, a farm-to-table inspired restaurant located in K11 Natural, to set up a microgreens supply - right within their restaurant. On a daily basis, the chef harvests the fresh microgreens to be used in their healthy, Italian-inspired dishes.
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We’re proud to work with Swire Hotels, starting with their sustainability-oriented and nature-inspired property, EAST Hotel. We helped Swire build a terrace farm for their in-house restaurant, so that their chef could adopt the harvest from the farm as ingredients for their afternoon menus. The harvests included a large variety of fruit and vegetables, helping inspire creative and delicious lunchtime dishes for their guests.
Residential & Homes
YiDe Residential Complex, ChangSha Hunan
We provided an integrated solution for a premium residential property in Changsha, Hunan that seamlessly incorporated urban farming elements into the landscaped design. The project significantly contributes to the client’s efforts to engage residents in meaningful activities and adds value to its clubhouse offerings. Designed in collaboration with BEAMS Creative.
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A long-running project in a public housing estate, this programme has attracted residents of all ages, especially the elderly, to grow a wide variety of seasonal crops and produce. Not only has it been a source of healthy organic produce, it has been a catalyst for greater communication, interaction and bonding between the residents.
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Home Gardeners: Gina Ma
We worked with Gina to transform her home’s rooftop into a thriving garden. As an experienced gardener, Gina knew that she wanted to continue growing her own food when she moved from New York to Hong Kong, and we were able to help her design and build the home garden of her dreams. At her garden, she has grown a variety of crops, from basil, kale, to purple cauliflower.
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Located on the beautiful 4th floor terrace of the Garage Society co-working space in Wan Chai, this urban farm is a collaborative effort with the client to foster office tenant engagement and education. We host regular farm-to-table and sustainability-themed events, including cocktail making classes, circular economy education, and our popular Garage Greens urban farming workshops. Produce from the farm is served in dishes at the in-house cafe or shared amongst Garage Society members.
theDesk Strand 50
Located on a 1,600 square feet of the terrace space of theDesk at Strand 50, this is the largest urban farm among co-working spaces. We collaborated with theDesk to create the Community Urban Farming Programme, where the public is invited to join in regular urban farming workshops, build social bonds and to enjoy fresh, locally grown organic produce. This Community Urban Farming Programme is part of Rooftop Republic’s bigger vision to make urban farming accessible to everyone.
South Island School
We worked with South Island School to establish an educational farm for their students of all ages, including students with learning disabilities. Through the Young Farmers Programme, our signature educational programme for primary and secondary school students, we engage young people with lessons throughout the year on the principles of organic farming and practical sessions on how to grow your own food. The curriculum focuses on getting students excited about working in nature, understanding the science behind plant growth, and eating a healthy and nutritious diet.
Stamford International School
We helped host workshops for Stamford International School, enriching students' learning experience with interactive activities teaching all about green living, nutrition, and how to reduce waste. We worked with the teachers to develop microgreens growing and food fermentation workshops, and we even got all the students involved in building a beautiful green wall for the school using plastic bottles. The workshops were fun, interactive, and got the children away from their desks and more aware about sustainability issues.
Work with Rooftop Republic
Are you interested in building an urban farm or hosting a farming workshop for your business? Request a consultation and our team will be in touch with you for a complimentary site assessment!