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
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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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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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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