How We Can Make Jakarta a Greener Place with Milly Ratudian Q1-5
EF: Welcome to #EFTalk, EFellas! Hi, @millyshafiq! Hope you're great! :) Q1: What is @JktBerkebun and @IDBerkebun?
MR: As part of @IDberkebun ,@jktberkebun try to spread the spirit of gardening on unused land especially in the City. Usually unused space in the city generates negative space. Negative space generates urban stress. We hope, @Idberkebun will help reduce negative space and also reduce urban stress.
EF: A very noble mission, @millyshafiq. Q2: What?s the idea behind @JktBerkebun? When did you start it?
MR: idea comes from @ridwankamil who invites anyone who want try to do one positive movement with urban farming. Initial meeting started in the end of October 2010 and everyone who interested come and discussed about the plan. After we get our first land, We start planting on Jan 2011 and ready to launched to public on Feb 2011.
EF: @IDBerkebun and @JktBerkebun are interesting indeed! Q3: What do you plant?
MR: We?re planting productive plant that can be harvest in the short period of time and generate value for the neighborhood like tomatoes, spinach and any others easy to plant vegetable as a start :), we're still exercising.
EF: Sounds fun! Q4: How is it different from other similar 'let's plant a tree movement? What's its uniqueness?
MR: we take our movement name "berkebun" which means Gardening. So it's more to be a hobby and have fun feeling. So what we plant should be possible to harvest and give tangible value for the surrounding neighborhood. Therefore it is different than plant a tree. Because we cannot harvest in a short period of time.
EF: Now move on to Q5 @millyshafiq: If you plant seeds of fruits and vegetables, once they grow, who will benefit from them?
MR: The one who plant them, the nearby neighbor and the one that taking care of it everyday can get the benefits.
How We Can Make Jakarta a Greener Place with Milly Ratudian Q6-10
EF: Now Q6 is from @nellamns: how did u promote @JktBerkebun to everyone?
MR: At our first launching we get 150 persons come to the event by twitter, and over 6000 who hit our blog. This movement is starting from Twitter, so we use it to spread our spirit, also Facebook and Blog.
EF: An interesting Q7 from @saepunyaE: what are the common problems in (urban) gardening and how to deal with them?
MR: This far our common problems is time and for now is the location but don't worry we're spreading fast as citizens with lot of activities, times is so tight but we always spare at least 1 hour to do gardening. Only 1 hour every weeks, and it's enough to release urbanstress, when you meet those plants :D, and for Location at first we only have 1 site, but now @JktBerkebun itself gonna have the second land soon.
EF: Q8: Which areas has @JktBerkebun covered so far?
MR: For @JktBerkebun we already have site at springhills, and in a few weeks we're going to launch at pesanggrahan, and for @IDberkebun now there are 11 cities are joining our movement @JktBerkebun @BdgBerkebun @bgrberkebun @smgberkebun @BntBerkebun @PtkBerkebun @soloberkebun @srbyberkebun @mdnberkebun @TasikBerkebun.
EF: Wow you guys are fast which is good, @millyshafiq! Now Q9: Do @JktBerkebun and @IDBerkebun have regular events?
MR: Of course we do gardening once a week due to our activity, for Jakarta itself usually on sunday afternoon. :)
EF: Last but not least, Q10 is from @citrarhiztie: How to join @JktBerkebun? Should we have the ability of gardening?
MR: Just come and have fun with us and if you are located in another city you can make your own @[city]berkebun. indonesiaberkebun.org is for everyone who live in Indonesia. All you need to do are three steps:
STEP1. identify someone who wants to lend unused spaces.
STEP2. Identify someone who live on the surrounding neighborhood who need land.
STEP3. Identify someone who live in the city and wants to have fun and enjoy garden activity.
Don't worry about skill, neither we have a gardening background, and we will help to find the expert in to guide.
Alright that's a wrap! Thank you so much @millyshafiq for sharing with us and for having the time to do the #EFTalk. Hope you had fun! :)
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