Are any of you practicing urban farming while at home during the pandemic?
Some people are already urban farming, especially those who are concerned about a healthy lifestyle. By growing our own food, we have the direct control to implement a healthy and organic planting system, namely by not using chemical fertilizers or synthetic pesticides. Urban farming additionally does not require a large area of land because the fundamental concept is developed for people who live in big cities with limited space.
Apparently, this activity becomes one of the activities preferred during the quarantine period. Some international celebrities, like Zooey Deschanel and Gwen Stefani, have done it at their respective homes. Besides getting rid of boredom, people can consume the vegetables that are harvested. This is truly beneficial since we have to constantly maintain health and immunity by consuming healthy food.
In GROUND Asia, we have collaborated with several organizations and communities who work closely related to urban farming and/or agriculture. One of the activities that we offer is in Indonesia where we collaborate with a local environmental education organization. There, the participants can learn and practice more about urban farming that is applicable in their daily life. For example, they demonstrate to us how to plant spring onion from the roots of the previous plants that we have used formerly. As the planting medium, they also explain the methods to use things we might consider as trash like used plastic bottles or biscuit cans. Another unique thing from this activity is that besides we can learn how to do urban farming through site visits and practical learning, the organization will also invite participants to share the practical knowledge they acquire with local youth.
So, are you interested in learning more? Don’t hesitate to contact us!
GROUND Asia partners with communities across Asia to assist in their sustainable development. The communities we work with are our clients. To meet their expectations, we empower them through mutually beneficial programs to ensure their development needs come first.