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Train Citizens, Urban Farming

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TRAINING : Residents are practicing the Urban Farming technique, basic farming by transferring mustard seeds to a larger planting medium. PHOTO: DOK/CENTRAL POSITION

Central Java.CO.ID, SEMARANG – In order to expand the scope of the creative economy, PT Penjaminan Infrastruktur Indonesia Persero (PT PII) trains residents of Kedungpane Mijen Village with an urban farming empowerment program.

The urban farming program is an advanced empowerment program and a wider scope for the community, around the West Semarang SPAM project, which this time we provide training to residents in RW 04 Kedungpane Village, Mijen District.

“We have also carried out similar activities in the area of ​​RW 02, Bambankerep Village, Ngaliyan District, from October to December last year,” said PT PII President Director M Wahid Sutopo, recently.

He hopes that the urban farming program can be useful, both for each family and the neighborhood where residents live. Through “green” open space to balance the quality of life of residents in the environment around the SPAM project, West Semarang.

“This series of programs begins with the socialization of the program that has been carried out some time ago. For example, training activities for residents to enrich their knowledge starting from the introduction of urban farming, nurseries, transplanting, fertilizing, plant care, making greenhouses, demonstration plots and also the introduction of aesthetic plants. Residents will get assistance from Tiga Step, which is a partner appointed by PT PII as the program implementer,” he explained.

Residents are very happy and enthusiastic in participating in this program. In accordance with government instructions, activities continue to adhere to strict procedures. This was revealed by Santoso, a resident and who is also the chairman of RT 05/RW 04 Kedungpane Village.

“With the creative economy empowerment program through urban farming from PII, residents will be able to gain agricultural knowledge that can be applied around their homes. For example, using the yard, vacant land or fence to plant vegetables. Moreover, this pandemic period can support food security, at least in the family sphere,” concluded Wahid Sutopo. (UCL)

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