Current & Upcoming Events

2 Mar   2019   (SAT)   to  16 Mar  2019   (SAT)  

Natural Wood Workshop (Mar 2019)

Time: Whole day
Location:  Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
Public Events

1. Objective/Nature
In this workshop, participants experience a highly creative process rooted in connecting with nature, and will understand the ecological importance of trees. Participants will gain practical skills in woodworking safely and efficiently with simple woodworking hand tools, revisiting this age-old method of creation, to produce handmade wood products.

2. Content
The workshop comprises three main components and will be held in both classroom and outdoor environments.

- WOOD IN NATURE

  • Exploring different wood types and species found in KFBG.
  • Understanding basic tree ecology.
  • Experiencing the relationship between trees and us and other elements of nature.


- WOODWORKING SKILLS AND PROCESSES

  • Demonstration of how wood is milled in production.
  • Hands-on crafting, using basic to advanced woodworking skills such as measuring, using marking tools and hand-tools; safe operation of small tools such as handsaws and palm sanders.


- HANDMADE WOOD PRODUCTS

  • By the end of the workshop, each participant will be able to take their finished products home as souvenirs of what they learned with KFBG.
     
3. Instructor


KFBG Staff and Snoopy Lo

About the Woodwork instructor:- Snoopy Lo:

Lo Siu Hi (Snoopy), a previous Geography teacher, joined KFBG as a volunteer for over a decade. He has helped in various educational programmes and woodworking sessions, and possesses rich experience in woodworking. Snoopy is now a woodwork instructor in KFBG, passionate in educating and promoting recycle wood.


4. Dates & Time

Date: 2, 9 & 16 March 2019 (Saturdays)
(Three Saturdays, participants are expected to attend all three sessions)
Time: 2 Mar: 09:30 - 12:30 (Teaching session)
          9 Mar: 09:30  - 12:30 (Teaching Session) & 13:30 - 16:00 (Visit session)
          16 Mar: 09:30 - 12:30 (Teaching Session)
** All include one hour lunch break, but lunch is not provided.


5. Fee
HK$1,200
Covers all costs of the workshop, including necessary materials, tools, staffing, and the finished woodworking products  (wooden stool, wooden hanger mounts and wooden accessories rack) to take home.

** Refund Policy: Any request for change or withdraw from workshop after payment, no refund will be considered unless it is cancelled due to inclement weather condition.

6. Note
Participants with little to no prior experience in woodworking are welcome.

7. Venue
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

8. No. of Participants
15 (Aged 18 and above)

9. Language
Cantonese

10. Application
Please click here for online registration

11. Enquiry
Please contact Ms. Rose Chung of the KFBG Education Department at (852) 2483 7112 or email rosechung@kfbg.org