We were greeted outside the restored building by Susan Evans who told us about the materials used in the building and its effect on the environment. We learnt that carefully restored buildings save on materials and can use less energy.
When we reached the skyfarm on the top of the building, we learnt how to make compost. After much digging, being surprised by worms and bravely relocating centipedes, we had managed to work as a team to make nutritious compost which we then scooped into our hemp bags, ready for planting seeds.
After close observations of Red Wiggler Worms (the best to use when making compost apparently) we planted some sage seeds.
In contrast, we also visited the Urban Planning Exhibition to see photos from the past and present which showed how quickly Shanghai has developed and changed. The large 3D model of Shanghai amazed us!
It was a great day!