This week, we are enjoying the bounty.

We have arrived at the time of year where local farms are bursting with an abundance of fresh, colorful, delicious, healthy fruits and vegetables.

Our farmers occupied Central on Sunday, selling their natural luxury produce alongside luxury brands Cartier, Chanel and Piaget.

Now in it’s 10th year, the day is an annual celebration and an annual marker of the rising interest in health and sustainability. Seeing kids of all ages pot their own tiny green seedlings was a highlight.

If you missed the market, the Star Ferry Organic Farmer’s Market happens every Sunday from 10am-5pm and regular markets are held throughout Hong Kong.

Many farms welcome customers for shopping and learning experiences.

Considering the cost of transport and packaging and distribution, eating food from the neighborhood is an easy way to reduce our resources. A bonus is the nutrition in freshly harvested food — much better than long-haul varieties, organic or not.

One of our greatest local challenges is access to food that isn’t grown with chemicals that are damaging to the environment and to our health. One of the ways we address this challenge is with a detox.

Today, this trendy approach to health is getting a new twist, as shared by our friends at Green Queen in their new digital detox feature.

We will all have an opportunity to do a mini-digital-detox next week during Earth Hour when everyone switches off for the evening. We use the time to review our digital addiction and kick start new habits to release the hold mobile technology has over us.

In the meantime, we are imagining the fame and fortune of having a sweet treat named after us in Happy Cow‘s new crowd funding contest to raise money for their new retail location. There can never be too many sweet treats … especially ones good and good for us.

All work and no play — well, we know how that goes.

Nature reminds us there is a time for everything — a time to grow and a time to rest. As we near the end of the local growing season, it is useful to remember how much energy goes into what we are growing in our own lives.

Life in the fast lane requires a lot more energy than a slower rural existence.

What seeds have you planted for harvest?



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Events in our community this week

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13 (4-5:45pm) Charging For Municipal Solid Waste | CanCham | details

13 (7:30-9:30pm) Meditation Group Practice | HK Insight Meditation Society | details

13 (6:30-8pm) The Other Hundred Educators | Asia Society HK | details

14 (7:30-9:50pm) Political Authority | HK Philosophy Café | details

15 (1-2pm) Emotional Freedom Tapping Class | Balance Health | details

15 (6:30-8:30pm) Visualize with Success | Little Alchemy | details – CANCELLED

15 (7-8:30pm) DIY Raindrop Therapy | i-Detox Wellness Centre | details

15 (7:30pm) The Purpose of Life | Kabbalah Centre Hong Kong | details

15 (7:30-9pm) Awakening of Love | All About You Wellness Centre | details

16 (12:30-2pm) Women’s Health: A Call to Action | Asia Society HK | details

16 (6:30pm) Helicoptering Africa | The Royal Geographical Society HK | details

16 (6:55-8pm) Osho Kundalini Meditation | Co-Pia | details

16 (9-10pm) Meditation + Tea | Vgirls Club | details

17 (12:30-2pm) Homeopathy for New Mums and Babies | IMI – Integrated Medicine Institute | details

17 (7-8:30pm) One Love Concert | Red Doors Studio | details

18 (3-5pm) World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment | Re5 | details

18 (5pm and 6:45pm (2 sittings)) Vegan Food Meetup | Meat Free Hong Kong | details

19 (9:30am-1:30pm) Green Sense Charity Hike | Green Sense | details

19 (10am-5pm) Tarot Workshop | The Sanctuary | details

19 (2:30-4pm) Mindfulness and Relaxation Skills for Kids | dragonfly | details

20 (7:30-9:30pm) The Essence of Vegetarianism | dragonfly | details

Coming up

March 31 -2 April Awakening of Love

March 22 (6:45-8:15pm) Be Your Best Self at Work

June 23-24 Evolution – Asia Yoga Conference

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Meet some of our members

Body Awakening – Cleansing and detox kit, probiotics, green food, organic supplements > details

Aquasana Hong Kong – Water filtration company specializing in drinking, shower and whole house filters > details

Holistic Pet Help – Online shop providing holistic food, health care and grooming products for companion animals > details

Sylvia Chan – Coach and Facilitator; Certified Law of Attraction Facilitator offering seminars, workshops and coaching > details

Vegware – Compostable packaging made from low-carbon, plastic-free, recycled or renewable plant-based materials > details

A Day With Fé – A versatile clothing line that blends day wear and yoga wear with everyday comfort and elegant style > details


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From the directory

Positiv Wellness – Group classes, pilates, yoga and meditation; plant-based, whole foods > details

Nice Company – All natural gourmet ice pops handmade in small batches > details

Nutrilicious – Certified nutritionist specializing in sports nutrition and weight management > details

The Urban Om – Full time freelance yoga teacher teaching group classes in studios and privates > details

Tamika Square – Studio offering classes, workshops and privates in flow, prenatal, postnatal and yin yoga > details

Guilt Free Food – Portion-controlled nutritious snacks > details

TYW Enterprises – Natural alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners > details

Coconut Matter Limited – Handmade, small batch, organic, Australia certified coconut products > details

Cork Culture Hong Kong – Online wine shop featuring biodynamic and organic wines > details

Ying Ying Yu – Yoga Teacher; Group Classes in Kowloon area and private classes anywhere > details

Centre of Mindfulness – The teaching of four foundations of mindfulness based on breathing > details

Sleeep – Capsule hotel promoting sleep and a sustainable culture > details


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