*Featured image: The Letter, Photograph of Submission Writing to Letters to the Earth: Between Despair and Hope, and VIGA (Vertical Indoor Natural Farm II) by Phil Fung
A presentation and community harvest of Phil Fung’s Vertical Indoor Aquatic Ecosystem
Wed. July 19 at 7 PM
Come to the gallery Wed. July 19 at 7 pm to help harvest the produce grown in Phil Fung’s vertical garden; an installation exhibited as part of our summer art exhibition Letters to the Earth: Between Despair and Hope (June 3 – August 23).
Phil Fung’s method of vertical gardening includes a combination of aquaponics, hydroponics, and natural soil production. Grown completely indoors, it uses natural solutions to turn waste into useful output that can produce fresh vegetables all year round. In this informative event, Phil Fung will lead a presentation about his work, followed by an interactive harvest activity.
This event is free and open to all. Visitors are encouraged to participate first-hand in the harvest or observe from the provided seating.
Click here to learn more about Letters to the Earth: Between Despair and Hope.
About the Presenter
Phil Fung (P.Eng) is a Consulting Engineer (Energy and Sustainability) in Ontario, Canada. Phil holds several professional designations including LEED Accredited Professional, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, Certified Energy Manager, Living Future Accreditation, and Certified Building Commissioning Professional. His areas of expertise are energy efficient and sustainable buildings design, nature-inspired regenerative buildings design, and energy modelling. Starting his career as an Automation & Robotics Engineer, Phil founded Nature Harmony Foundation in 2017 to bring socially responsible nature-inspired regenerative activities to the public. In 2012, Phil accepted the part-time professorship at Humber College. Phil’s overarching design principle is “Let’s Build Trees”. Using nature as mentor and tool, Phil designed and applied for patent of his Vertical Indoor Aquatic Ecosystem which was based on biomimetic, biophilic, and bio-synergistic design principles. In 2023, Phil’s Zero Energy Food Shed was placed second in Professional Engineers Ontario York Chapter Research Project of the Year Award.
Temporary Gallery Entrance
Please note that this event is in our temporary gallery at Aurora Town Hall (second floor). Entrance is permitted through the Upper/North Entrance only. Please see the map to the left for reference.
To plan your visit, please go to: https://auroraculturalcentre.ca/gallery-exhibitions/