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Rooftop Republic Academy Launch

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Click on the video to see the making of the rooftop farm.

We are excited to arrive at another milestone in our journey to transform our city, our relationship with food, and our communities through urban farming!

On Friday March 1st, we launched the Rooftop Republic Academy, a training platform aiming to raise the next generation of urban farmers to meet the needs of the future, in response to the growing global needs for innovative solutions for a more sustainable food eco-system, and equip trainees with the knowledge and skills for them to carve a vocation in the urban farming industry.


We were delighted to have hosted more than 100 guests at the opening, including representatives from the real estate, corporate, green design and NGO sectors. 

The Rooftop Republic Academy draws from the collective expertise and track record of the founding team who has been growing the urban farming movement in the past 7 years, transforming our city spaces, and reconnecting city dwellers with their food and communities.

To find out more about the Rooftop Republic Academy, drop us a message!

EVENT PROGRAMME - 1st March 2019

For Media & VIP (by invitation only)

12.30pm - 1.00pm: Lunch

1.00pm-2.00pm: Media & VIP Session

  • Introduction to Rooftop Republic Academy

  • Official Launch Ceremony

  • Tour of the rooftop farm & green features of BEC

For General Attendance

1.45pm - 2.00pm: General Attendance Registration

2pm – 2.45pm: Keynote Opening Speeches

  • Ir C. F. Leung, Director - Operations, Business Environment Council

  • Glendy Chu, Head of Group Strategic Marketing & Communications DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd


2.45pm – 3.30pm: Panel Discussion - Cultivating a better Hong Kong through urban farming

  • Tony Ip, Founder of Tony Ip Green Architects Ltd

  • Daisy Tam, Assistant Professor Dept.  Humanities & Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Yu Wing Wong, CEO, Hong Kong Organic Association

  • Peggy Chan, Chef & Owner, Grassroots Pantry

  • Michelle Hong, Co-Founder, Rooftop Republic (moderator)


3.30pm – 4.30pm: Networking / Refreshments

  • Concurrent tour of rooftop farm & green features of BEC

4.30pm: Event End  - Thank you!




Director - Operations, Business Environment Council


Glendy Chu

Executive Director & Head of Group Strategic Marketing & Communications,

DBS Bank (Hong Kong)


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Tony Ip


Tony Ip Green Architects


Daisy Tam

Assistant Professor,

Hong Kong Baptist University

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Yu Wing Wong


Hong Kong Organic Association

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Peggy Chan

Chef & Owner,

Grassroots Pantry


Michelle Hong (Moderator)


Rooftop Republic


Co-Organiser & Partner:

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With the kind support of:

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Food & Beverage Partner:

With the support of media partner

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The Jockey Club Environmental Building, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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