What’s at the heart of Flow?
What’s at the heart of Flow?
We are an experiential farm and animal sanctuary with a simple, heart-felt mission: to provide a nourishing environment for humans and animals to express themselves freely and to nurture love and respect for the natural environment.
Through our immersive Flow Experiences, we hope you will gain meaningful insights, form genuine loving bonds with other living beings, and find peace and harmony within your heart.
A sustainable and regenerative world where humans, non-human animals and the rest of nature all thrive on love, respect and harmony.
Flow Farm & Sanctuary is at the heart of the Wenbishan Windmill Eco Park, a 270-acre nature reserve in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province.
In 2011, Arthur Kwok created the Windmill Eco Park, an ambitious project encompassing an organic farm, a state-of-the-art greenhouse, a mountain spring water reservoir, native forests featuring multiple hiking trails, a natural rock-climbing cliff, an amusement park and a petting zoo. In 2013, Arthur’s daughter, Justine, took over the Windmill petting zoo and gradually transformed it into an animal sanctuary, providing a forever home for its residents. With a team of loving animal caretakers and veterinary consultants, the sanctuary expanded its capacity to rescue more animals in need.
Flow Farm & Sanctuary, established in 2018 as an independent entity within the Windmill Eco Park, has evolved into an educational sanctuary devoted to advancing animal and environmental protection through unique experiential programs. Flow also serves as a platform for children to foster empathy, compassion and holistic growth in their mind, body and heart.
“I’m so grateful to our team and volunteers who contribute not only their time and energy, but also their passion for creating a more caring and sustainable world. What started out as my private dream is now evolving into a collective vision, sculpted by everyone who comes here.”
Growing up in a household brimming with furry companions, Justine developed a deep love for animals at a young age. After earning a double Bachelor’s degree in psychology and French from Cornell University, Justine went to Paris to pursue further studies and a career in the glamorous world of fashion. Eventually an awakening to the industry’s environmental impact and its toll on animals prompted Justine to cut short her career and to reconnect with her heart.
Justine returned to Hong Kong in 2009 and became an avid volunteer at RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) and Animals Asia’s Doctor Dog and Professor Paw programs. These experiences inspired Justine to delve deeper into the professional fields of animal welfare and animal-assisted therapy, combining her passion for animals and her studies in psychology.
In 2013, Justine decided to take over her father’s petting zoo in their ancestral hometown, Zhongshan. She devoted the following decade to building her dream project – Flow Farm & Sanctuary.
Thanks to the Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme, Raewyn, Vivian, Jennifer, Kent, and Abby were offered full sponsorship to join the Flow team in 2023. These five vibrant university graduates, hailing from Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing, and Australia, embarked on an 18-month journey to contribute their diverse skills and talents.
A man of many trades and talents, Alan was a professional hairdresser and Flow’s chief animal caretaker for over a decade. His official retirement in 2023 did not stop Alan from returning to Flow on a regular basis, working his shear magic and transforming even the wildest manes into works of art.
Ting is our veteran animal-caretaker and our recycling officer. Despite being the oldest and tiniest member of the team, Ting has the agility of a monkey and the strength of a bull. He can easily carry loads a few times his weight and climb giant trees to harvest fresh fruits.
Hua has been the primary caretaker of all our ponies and mules since day 1. He is also a gifted craftsman and has assisted Alan in building beautiful bamboo and wooden structures for the farm.
Rong tends to all our small animals, including rabbits, ducks, chickens and dogs. Attentive and resourceful, Rong plays detective with our animals, noticing imperceptible signs and resolving potential health issues before they even have a chance to arise.