Permaculture is not only about a sustainable farming method, it is the holistic and ultimate degree of a sustainable farming method that combines the natural landscaping and edible gardening. It offers the practical benefits despite of aesthetics only. Sharing this knowledge to the local people, OIC held the permaculture home garden training to the local residents from Kota Panjang and Blang Jerango subdistrict, Gayo Lues district of Aceh Province.
This one-day training was attended by 36 local residents of 5 different villages in Kota Panjang and Jerango subdistricts; Rema village, Cike village, Beranang village, Penosan Induk village and Penosan Sepakat village. The participants of this training were the housewives in the purpose that they can use their yard area as the home garden.
This concept is such a seductive method that offering only focusing to grow their own scrumptious food but also for the future’s promising garden market.
On this training, these women were taught the permaculture principle, home garden design, integrated pest management, composting and field practice in one of the participant’s home garden. After the training, the participants were provided with a compost liquid drum, a watering can, and a hoe. The next stage of this training is the continued engagement to the participants to guide them with their home gardens.
By practicing this home garden training, these local residents can produce their own quality food and extra income by selling their extra crops. By focusing on their own land, the grade of unstainable farming practice that can threaten the protected forest will be decreased. The educated local people who live adjacent to the forest area is also the important key to protect the orangutan and forest. Kindly please support us so we can reach more and more! Join us by donating now…