Gardening free from chemicals

PUBLISHED : Monday, 29 June, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 29 June, 1998, 12:00am

Conservationists will have a field day at an organic farming exhibition that demonstrates how to grow a chemical-free vegetable garden.

The exhibition, organised by the Green Hong Kong Campaign and Produce Green Foundation, will be in the arcade of Kowloon Park from July 3-7.

Exhibits include potted rice seedlings and vegetables which can be grown in pots, such as lettuce, Chinese spinach, bosella and eggplants.

There will also be demonstrations using organic fertilisers such as peanut cake meal, bone meal, seaweed, green manure and compost.

Demonstrations of unusual ways of natural pest control will use garlic and chili mix, derris, rue, mint, 'yellow sticky trap' and 'snail trap'.

Horticultural experts will be on hand to give advice.

A wide range of traditional organic farming and rice cultivation tools will also be on display.

They include a harrow, plough, sickle, seeding spade, rackets for carrying rice seedlings, threshing tub, rice-hulling mill and winnowing machine, some of which have a history of more than 40 years.

Entry to the exhibition - which is open between 9 am and 5 pm - is free.

Call the Produce Green Foundation on 2674-1190 or the Greenline on 2723-6767 or 2723-6891 for details.