Leading local enterprise and conglomerate Nan Fung Group (the Group) launched the second episode of their “In Time Of” community initiative, “Nice to meet you, Kapok!”. The programme features the seasonal kapok trees as a medium to connect the community, inviting the public to discover the concept of “human-tree symbiosis,” appreciate the beauty that surrounds us in our daily lives, and establish a closer bond with nature.
Kapok trees blossom from March to May, and the Group has chosen Tsuen Wan as the target community that provides abundant kapok resources and is also the base of this episode’s organiser, Nan Fung’s iconic cultural landmark, The Mills. The programme is also collaborating with the local environmental conservation organisation The Conservancy Association; illustrator–Connie Maoshan; local natural dye artist Beely Daily; local printmaking artist Lam King Ting; and a team of urban sketchers called “WaHaYeah Sketch Group” to curate an exhibition under the themes of clothing, food, living and travelling.
The Mills is also cooperating with several institutions and tour guides to organise kapok tree guided tours, sketching tours, and a glass painting workshop to provide a platform for the public to discover more about the history and beauty of Tsuen Wan to strengthen the sense of belonging and social cohesion within the neighbourhood.
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