Posts Tagged ‘conservation’

Hong Kong – Produce Green Foundation

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

(Source: Produce Green Foundation)

The Produce Green Foundation is a non-profit charity entity promoting organic farming and sustainable living. Founded in 1988, the organization’s mission is to provide education on healthier, safer food based or more natural food production and environmental preservation concepts. The non-profit is a member of: the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, the Hong Kong Organic Farming Association and the International  Federation of Organic Agricultural Movement.


Accomplishments

To date Produce Green has successfully implemented many projects:

- An organic farm near Hok Tau Village

- Publication of the Hong Kong Organic Directory and “Scarecrow“, a quarterly magazine

- and the establishment of an organic certification system (local).


Program Details

1. Organic Farming Projects

The organization supports the Hong Kong Organic Farming Association’s Organic Resource Center and its organic certification system. They hope to make organically grown produce more mainstream in the future.

2. Community Gardening Promotion

Produce Green’s HK organic School and Community Network (HKONE), along with other gardening seminars and freely distributed organization sponsored publications targets schools to promote organic community gardens. Farming courses for campus tutors are also offered.

3. Educational Initiatives

The non-profit shares it vision through eco-tours and environmental educational activities at its central site. Visitors can enjoy guided tours, a “green” eating workshop, sustainable living lessons and other special activities.


Produce Green Needs You

To further its organic farming vision and sustainable living principles, the organization needs your donations to continue with its educational initiatives and courses, as well as acquire more property for organic farming. You can also become a member to avail of special benefits and privileges. Click here for more information.


Contact Info

Produce Green Foundation

18 Hok Tau Village,

Fanling , N.T., Hong Kong

E-mail: info@producegreen.org.hk

Tel  2674 1190

Fax  2674 8077

Philippines – Permaculture Action Asia

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

(Source: http://www.permacultureph.org)

Permaculture Action Asia is a non-government (NGO), non-profit organization dedicated to spreading permaculture principles through educational and project initiatives across the country. Based in Cebu City, the NGO is supported by Edge5 Permaculture, local governments and a number of civic organizations. The organization envisions an encompassing sustainable living system that will meet society’s needs while in total harmony with the environment. This organization dreams of building and replicating sustainable living communities around the country, starting with Cebu.

Their mission is to:

- be a catalyst for social change that can inspire an ethical, sustainable and caring society.

- provide access to Permaculture training that will encourage the public to take care of the environment.

- produce comprehensive research about Permaculture and share this with other NGO’s, businesses and other institutions worldwide.

- create and replicate a stable permaculture model site that can be implemented in other places.

The NGO is working on installing five demo sites in Cebu City, Danao, Arago, Toledo and another provincial site that are all expected to be operational in the later part of 2010.


Courses

The organization is planning to conduct its initial Permaculture Design Course (PDC) in the latter part of 2010. In the following year, monthly classes, short courses and an accredited PDC will be implemented. Everyone is invited to enroll.


Future Plans

Permaculture Action Asia hopes to expand “green” living consciousness to as many avenues as possible, including:

1. Monthly or annual summits

2. Having Permaculture introduced into the school system.

3. Implementing and running four demo farms to showcase livelihood programs and sustainable agriculture practices.

4. Create eco-villages along with the demo farms.

5. Make financially-independent farm models that can provide local employment and can  be easily replicated in three years.

6. Establish a major permaculture research facility in Asia that will be the permaculture hub in the region.


Project Needs

The NGO is actively seeking volunteers, teachers, donors and other parties for assistance with their projects. They are in need of funding, land and grants to further their mission.


Contact Info

http://www.permacultureph.org

Permaculture Action Asia, Inc

Unit 2, Ground Floor

Josepha Arcade

Sergio V. Lim Building

General Maxilom Ave

Cebu City 6000

Philippines

Phone: (032) 412 4076

Fax: (032) 231 7537

General Inquiries

Email: Info@PermaculturePh.org

Click here for more information.