Furama Villas & Spa invited children of the SDN 3 Mekar Bhuana elementary school to know various types of distinctive plants of each district and city in Bali through Furama Agro and Farm. The activity was held in a series of the National Children’s Day and welcomed the 72nd anniversary of the Indonesia’s Independence Day
Furama Villas & Spa invited children of the SDN 3 Mekar Bhuana elementary school to know various types of distinctive plants of each district and city in Bali through Furama Agro and Farm. The activity was held in a series of the National Children’s Day and welcomed the 72nd anniversary of the Indonesia’s Independence Day as well as by planting trees, getting to know medicinal plants and demonstration of juice making that take ingredients directly from the garden. “This part of educational activities introduces the environment to society,” said General Manager, Wayan Sumandia, on Thursday (Aug. 3).
The 46 children were divided into three groups and each group visited three districts. Group 1 guided by Mrs. Ayu visited Badung district with mangosteen, Denpasar (dragon fruit), and Klungkung (bignay). Group 2 guided by Mr. Lada visited Gianyar district (Balinese orange), Bangli (tangerine), and Karangasem (snakefruit). Group 3 guided Mr. Gempa visited Buleleng (kane durian), Jembrana (seedless guava), and Tabanan (mulberry).
Children are not only introduced to the unique and rare plants, but also how to grow, the appropriate temperature, breeding technique and the advantages. Each group is also invited to plant a typical tree of the region directly, know medicinal and rare plants as well as witness a demo on juice making with ingredients taken from local garden. “We want to provide a kind of education for local residents about local plants in Bali that are beneficial to human health,” he added.
The familiarization trip to local environment, explained Sumandia, is intended to invite the children to know and to get closer to various plants so they can take advantage of them pursuant to its function. “This activity also invites children to preserve natural environment because it is beneficial for their own health. They can learn to care for plants and plant trees starting from their own house before the community. This is an early educational activity about local fruits and rare plant aside from taken advantage for body fitness,” affirmed Sumandia.
In the future, Furama Agro Farm will be presented to foreign tourists, so that if they want to know more about Bali they can start from this agro.Principal of the SDN 3 Mekar Bhuana, I Gusti Nyoman Sentanu, stated the activity is related to extra-curricular program especially to know surrounding environment.
It is also related to religious lessons, natural sciences, social sciences and other lessons. This activity is very useful for education, especially the introduction to plants, the benefits and relation to Hinduism in Bali. “After participating in the activity, students will make a report about the plants, and they will tell everything having been seen and experienced there. (BTN/015)