So last thursday, when 100 8th grade students from the Jakarta International School came to visit our farm, I was over-the-top because YUM was finally able to show off our beautiful farm and teach children about growing food the organic way. All YUM staff at Desa YUM Cipanas and several of us from the Head Office participated as Workshop Leaders and Coordinators.
We had 2 hours to teach 4 workshops: Composting, Transplanting Seeds, Planting & Harvesting.
Everyone worked hard to prepare the event!
Photo left: Mas Samsul, Desa YUM Cipanas' Project Manager
Photo right: The transplanting workshop in the Nursery
Photo left: Kids learning to make organic compost with, among other things, goat's manure :)
Photo right: Preparing the land before planting the 3-week old plants
Photo left: Harvesting green & red salad
Photo right: Harvesting tiny sweet potatoes
We all had an excellent time (though I was a little bit sunburnt!) and I hope the JIS kids learned something from the workshops that they can apply at home or at school. If your son/daughter's school is interested in this type of activity, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org :)