Dorothy Cheung added a new photo — with Fanny-Min Becker.
12 December 2010 at 23:11 ·
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 Photos: courtesy of Natasha L.

2010.12.12: Seven years ago
If it had not been for facebook reminder
I would have forgotten about this wonderful exhibition


Fanny-Min Becker  8 December 2016 at 10:07 · Hong Kong ·
Remembering Joy Yourcenar on her birthday

nobody knows
all these years I’ve read her name as
for some reason unknown

but Joy she was
and our center …

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Once upon a time

 Fanny-Min Becker shared Farms for Democracy 民主耕地’s photo.

12 December 2014 at 00:21 ·


Let’s tell the next generation: Once upon a time …
They turned this patch of wasteland into land
For two long months, veggies grew and living creatures came.
Yes, there is more under the umbrella than you can imagine!
Paradise can be hand-made … made in Hong Kong





採用永續社區農業的方式; 在都市實踐農業;參照自然永衡法(permaculture)的設計原則;在金鐘/夏慤村每天進行社區互動,設置廚餘回收筒,取立法會物料資源管理站的廚餘回收耕種肥料,設立廚餘回收筒,收集枯枝乾葉,從木工工作坊回收木屑木糠作為乾料;善心市民捐出植物,工具,花盤和種子,種綠豆基肥, 市民日與夜輪流澆水照顧耕地。

1.Rows farming
– 最傳統的耕種方式,把泥土分成多行,混入堆肥,種下植物後再用檢拾回來的枯葉覆蓋泥土表面保濕,此方式能充分善用每一寸土地。
2.Umbrella Garden
– 以收集回來的玻璃罐堆砌出雨傘形狀,再於中間密集灑下綠豆,最後再種下菜苗及各種植物,除了美觀外,因綠豆可作為基肥改善土壤狀態,可大大幫助其後種下的植物生長。
3.Keyhole Garden
4.Spiral Garden

蔬菜 – 菜心,白菜,羽衣甘藍,蕃茄,薯仔,包心菜,辣椒,紅菜頭,紅蘿蔔,白蘿蔔,沙律菜,栗米,綠豆




3) 我可以參與認識耕種

最短里路、 最新鮮安全、品種多、味道好


1)成本極低!模仿大自然循環生產方式:運用泥土/種子/廚餘/枯枝 葉/堆肥/昆蟲/陽光/水/空氣,

1) 保護土地,改善土壤
2) 消化垃圾淨食污染
3) 增強本地糧食自給力
4) 連結社區
5) 增加生物多樣性
6) 減少因食物安全問題的醫療開支

– 鼓勵永續社區農業/生態農業/都市農業
– 收回荒廢農地全面復耕
– 設定本地農業生產指標
– 𨍭轉廢為糧:積極㕑餘回收計劃
– 肩負市民的健康


They will be back

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D100+11 December 2014 at 18:51 ·

黃秋生:「《最後一夜》 無論支持也好,反對也好。讚頌也好,抹黑也好。同情也好,憎厭也好。暴力也好,反暴也好。呐喊也好,恥笑也好。被捕也好,捕人也好。流血也好,流人血也好。今天,七十五天,無論你對數字多麼無知,無論你對歷史有幾白痴。七十五天,绝對是個世界紀錄。一把一把的雨傘,一壘一壘的帳篷,撑起了一個一個的夢。多數人也好,少數人也好,他們的組織能力,創作能力,那熱情,那冷靜,面對那惡者的無畏,絕不是那堆一千幾百,吃飽了盒飯,叉雞把嘴巴撑得連話也說不清楚的豬玀做得出來的。緣起緣滅。事情總有完結的一天,但是,通了一條路成就了一個夢,就像當天的煙霧一樣,把夢通得遍地開花。看過很多人的滿面披血,堅毅的眼神,最後一夜學生的笑靨,連儂牆的充滿創意,撤離前的現埸歡樂氣氛,直像嘉年華。我肯定,他們是會再來的,就像他們所說,we will be back。但不是用這種抗爭方式,而是,成千上萬的社會精英。(這才是i have a dream,當然,並不是用刀仔切榴槤的人所能理解的。)」


Fanny-Min Becker shared D100+’s photo.
12 December 2014 at 09:19 ·

‘I am sure they will be back as they say.
But not in the same form of combat.
Rather, in the form of thousands of outstanding citizens.’
~ Hong Kong famous actor Anthony Wong Chau Sang

Something beautiful from HK

  Linda Gaden shared Revolution News’s video.

12 December 2014 at 06:42 ·

Thank you for sharing this Fanny-Min Becker

A Walk Through of Admiralty in Hong Kong
A View of the Artistic Protests of the Umbrella Movement

Three years
Three long years
Now all gone, long long gone.
But certain things remain, many things.


A Little Christmas Carol for Natasha_05_The Story of Two (ii)

The Story of Two (ii)

Düsseldorf, Tuesday, 12.10.1999, 10:02 pm

Cont’d from (i)

After teaching Toshie, I rushed to the supermarket to get glucose and castor sugar for the syrup. REWE was closed already. I drove to OTTO MESS. It was still open. Got my stuff and dashed home to my chestnuts.

What a wonderful picture! All these naked chestnuts of different shapes and sizes. I began to put them into the big pot, taking very much care not to break them and feeling very proud of myself that out of so many I had only broken seven or eight.

On one hotplate simmered the chestnuts, on another I prepared dinner. A big Kohlrabi for only 39 Pfennig, plus the rest of the brown mushrooms I bought for our never-appearing guests last week. To make it a fine dish, I added some sour cream. Macaroni fried in olive oil and chives. A nutritious and economical dinner. All ready in 20 minutes.

Now, Otmar the non-vegetarian could not do without meat.

I looked into the big pot. Some chestnuts were breaking up. I turned off the fire, wanted to pour out the water but decided to warm up some minced meat for Otamr instead. The chestnuts could wait, or so I thought.

Dinner lasted only two minutes. But even then it was already too late. The chestnuts looked as if they had gone through an earthquake. Only two survived!

I refused to give up, digging out whatever that could be saved and put these pieces into the syrup as planned.

The rest was made into ‘chestnut chutney a la maison’. Instead of vinegar, I put in some red wine and cherry brandy. To make it something special I chopped up my last piece of ginger and mixed it with the chestnut and syrup.

Otmar was tasting my chutney when I asked him what his daily happy incident was today. We have started doing that for some days now. I think it fun to look at the half-full part of the glass of Life together. A few days ago he told me how he was eating a folded up pizza in the sun; and another day: he got praised by his boss and his colleagues. I was thinking today he might say: trying out this hard-earned product of mine made from the chestnuts we picked together.

Well, today his happy incident was eating out with this colleague whose wife gave birth to triplets some time ago. He got treated to a yum yum curry chicken sandwich by the proud father.

He did not ask me what my happy incident was. Probably he was thinking that with me feeling so sad about all the chestnuts being kaput, I might not have anything happy to tell…

But if he had asked me, I would have told him that my happy incident for today was that I found two whole chestnuts among the debris.

:):) 🙂 :))::):): ): ):):): ):):) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 :):) 🙂 :):):):):): :):):)

2017.12.12 A Little Christmas Carol for Natasha_04_The Story of Two

A Little Christmas Carol for Natasha_04_The Story of Two (i)

The Story of Two (i)

Düsseldorf, Tuesday, 12.10.1999, 10:02 pm

I have already been thinking of making some sweets out of the 202 chestnuts we picked up from the park last Sunday, but it was Eric, my French ‘son’, who gave me the last push last night. He was telling me how expensive these glazed chestnuts were and how they would melt in one’s mouth…

It is a big challenge to make glazed chestnuts, according to Eric. The reason why these whole chestnuts are so expensive is that chestnuts break very easily. But it is not to show myself I could do it that made me want to try out the recipe which I had found in an old cookbook. It was more that I would like Eric and, above all, Otmar (my now ex) to savour this specialty made from self-picked chestnuts.

I spent half an hour snipping the tip off the chestnuts and five hours peeling them. I even skipped lunch. I simply swallowed one of those big apples brought by Andreas before I dashed off to teach Toshie at four.

A handful of chestnuts had landed in Eric’s oven but it was still a long and complicated process peeling the rest of them. The problem is that they have to be peeled hot. After two hours trial and error, I found out the most efficient way. When I finished, my finger tips looked as if they had big blisters but I did a neat job.

The process I devised ran like this:

Two saucepans of water boiling on the hotplates.
Put chestnut A into the first saucepan, after a while chestnut B.
After one or two minutes, when A is hot and the shell no longer hard, take it out.
Put chestnut C into the same saucepan where B was and move B to position A.
Take off the shell of A and put into the second saucepan.

Now B is ready. Take it out.
Put chestnut D into the first saucepan, move C to the ‘front’.
Take off the shell of B and put into the second saucepan.
Meanwhile A is ready for peeling. Take it out of the second saucepan.
Peel A.

Now C is ready. Take it out.
Put chestnut E into the first saucepan, move D to the ‘front’.
Take off the shell of C and put into the second saucepan.
Meanwhile B is ready for peeling. Take it out of the second saucepan.
Peel B.

Now D is ready. Take it out.
Put chestnut F into the first saucepan, move E to the ‘front’.
Take off the shell of D and put into the second saucepan.
Meanwhile C is reading for peeling. Take it out of the second saucepan.
Peel C.

I have always thought that chestnuts were more or less smooth as their shells. I never knew they kind of look like walnuts when they are without their peel. And so many different shapes in their half roundness, so many crevices.

I had to think of what Eric said about the non-existence of uniqueness in people and things. I wish I could show him all the peeled chestnuts.

2017.12.12 A Little Christmas Carol for Natasha_04_The Story of Two
(To be cont’d)


So Cold

Jess M Rodriguez shared Richard Middleton’s post. Yesterday at 03:49 ·


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Richard Middleton I spit my drink out! 😂😂😂😂😂

Fanny-Min Becker Good that I wasn’t drinking anything. 🙂


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