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Soil and Us

“If we take care of the soil, the soil will take care of us all”
(Satish Kumar, Soil.Soul. Society)

1. Introduction

Soil is a vital part of the natural environment that is often overlooked.It plays an important role in many ecological processes. Directly or indirectly, soil provides sustenance to all life: plants, animals including humans, and other organisms. However, soil has been deteriorating rapidly due to unsustainable human activities.

‘Soil and Us’ program enables students to learn from nature. Through conducting various interactive activities, students can learn about the role in of soil in human society and nature. Through close observation and touching the soil, they can discover and appreciate the life nurtured by soil and understand the importance of maintaining soil health and soil conservation. Apart from the guidance from the instructors, participants can also learn through discussion and sharing, to reflect our relationship with nature and the importance of sustainable development.

2. Programme Content

  • Understand how human activities lead to soil degradation.
  • Explore the soil structure, mineral, soil properties and discover the soil biodiversity through experimental studies in the farm.
  • Understand the relationship between soil and nature resources through visiting compost area and constructed wetland.
  • Apply soil conservation knowledge into hands on practice, such as composting or mulching, or applying various organic farming techniques.

Related subjects: Biology, Geography, Environmental Systems and Societies

3. Target group / No. of Participants
Secondary school students
15-25 people (teachers/leaders included).
There must be at least one teacher/leader in each group.

4. Date / Time
Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)
One-day: 09:30-15:30

5. Venue
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

6. Fee
Full Day: HK$300/head
(20% off for registered schools & charity organisations)

Half Day: HK$150/head
(20% off for registered schools & charity organisations)

Note: KFBG will not refund the payment once confirmed unless it is cancelled due to inclement weather condition.

7. Language
Cantonese / English

8. Enquiry
Please contact Mr. Marco Lo,
Education Department at 2483 7187 or


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