Climate scientists see planting trees as one of the simplest and most effective ways to combat climate change—not only do trees produce fruits that we can eat, they also regulate the climate and play an important role in the ecosystem—so Oi! has now teamed up with Professor Wallace Chang to launch People-Plant-Place with the aim of promoting urban gardening by planting 100 fruit trees in urban districts and encouraging green and sustainable living.
After Hong Kong opened up to trade in the 19th century, a large number of local places were named after the plants that grew there. Meaning "fragrant harbour", the name Hong Kong is itself derived from its rich plantations of agarwood that produced scented incense.
The People-Plant-Place project sets out to rediscover Hong Kong's unique tree heritage by planting 100 fruit trees in movable planters and by highlighting the place name origins based on fruit trees. As these perennial fruit trees unveil their Hong Kong origin stories to us, they draw attention to environmental and conservation issues and stand as a symbol of the interwoven and endless relationship between people, trees and the land we live on.
Artist: Wallace Chang
Date: Until 8.2022
Venue: Outdoor areas of Oi!
"People-Plant-Place" Story (2MB)