UNAIR NEWS – There are various ways that can be done in greening up village, one of the example is urban farming. The type of planting that uses limited space is one of effective efforts to reduce pollution in urban environment, Surabaya.
As reported by Harian Surya on Tuesday February 12, students of community service program (KKN) Universitas Airlangga held an Urban Farming activity in Klampis Ngasem Village, Sukolilo, Surabaya, January 20. The activity was carried out with the aim of creating a beautiful and healthy environment for local residents.
According to Ghista Paramita Nugraha as person in charge of the activity said the type of Urban Farming that applied in this activity are verticulture and wall gardening. Both were chosen because suitable to be applied in Klampis Ngasem village.
“We picked both of the type because we could apply Verticulture in limited space at Klampis Ngasem road alley,” Ghista said.
The Faculty of Psychology (FPsi) student added that verticulture or commonly called vertical crop cultivation techniques are used to anticipate limitated space like yard at home.
While showing vegetable seeds, Ghista provides an example of plants that are in accordance with verticultural techniques, namely types of green vegetables such as spinach, water spinach, pandan leaf, and cabbage.
“After a week, the vegetable seeds that we spread with humus fertilizer will grow.” Ghista said.
In contrast with verticulture, the wall gardening technique is done by using wall media for plant pots. According to Ghista, this model is very popular for ornamental plants because it is often found in office buildings or schools. The types of flowers that can be planted with this technique include; croton, portulaca (krokot), le kuan yew, jasmine, ryophyllum pinnatum (cocor bebek) and Heartleaf maderavine madevine (binahong).
“With this convenient system, we can try to greening up village environment from homes and it is not impossible that one day Klampis Ngasem village will become one of the pioneers of green village in Surabaya,” concluded the student from Depok.
Author: Fariz Ilham Rosyidi
Editor: Nuri Hermawan