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Panduan Menabung Benih

Mari menabung benih. Foto: Bekabuluh.
Mari menabung benih. Foto: Bekabuluh.

[1] KENAPA MENABUNG BENIH

Benih adalah segumpal potensi hidup. Lewat potensi ini, roda kehidupan diberi kesempatan untuk terus berputar. Lewat sayur, semak, hingga pohon yang dihasilkan, mulut-mulut tersuapi, tanah pecah menjadi rongga-rongga, dan bentang alam terjaga dari erosi, kekeringan, maupun angin kencang.

Terjaganya kehidupan semestinya terberi, bukan untuk jual-beli. Memang, jual-beli benih sudah lumrah sejak lama. Akan tetapi, dewasa ini benih-benih diperjualbelikan tidak hanya dalam bentuknya yang biasa, namun telah pula dipatenkan berdasarkan pola genetik yang diutak-atik di beberapa laboratorium negara-negara pongah. Pola-pola daya hidup telah dikuasai oleh sebagian orang demi keuntungan, dan ini justru berarti musibah bagi kalangan yang jauh lebih luas, mulai dari munculnya penyakit-penyakit baru hingga meluasnya kerusakan tanah. Silakan pelajari lebih banyak tentang fenomena ini, yang gampang dicari dengan kata kunci genetically modified organisms (GMO), atau baca pengenalannya di sini dan di sini. Continue reading Panduan Menabung Benih

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Permablitz Jogja #3: Kebun Rani (II)

after the blitz: kebun depan Rani. Photo: Rita Dharani

Di tengah sumpeknya kekuasaan yang terlalu maskulin, yang merajai setiap sudut kehidupan sehari-hari kita sekarang, ditambah pekerjaan harian saya yang selalu berhubungan banyak dengan dunia laki-laki, aktivitas berkebun seperti menyuburkan energi feminitas yang memberi keyakinan pada masa depan.

Kalau bukan karena “arisan berkebun” Permablitz Jogja dan semangat gotong royong, susah dibayangkan dalam sekejap saya punya kebun masif yang siap tanam. Buat kami, berkebun pangan tidak melulu bicara soal isu lingkungan, gaya hidup organik, kembali ke alam, konsep hijau, eksotisme bertani atau sok enviromentalist. Continue reading Permablitz Jogja #3: Kebun Rani (II)

Permablitz Jogja #2: Rumah Jeblog

Our 2nd ever Permablitz is just 3 days away!

This blitz is being held in the backyard of Paul’s house, one of Permablitz Jogja’s co-ordinators and Permaculture Designers from Australia who lives in the area of ‘Jeblog’ village on Jalan Nitiprayan.

I know what you’re thinking and the answer is no, Jeblog is not a place where retired Jedi knights gather and write blogs on intergalactic adventures fueled by sugar palm bio-fuel…

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Jeblog is about 10 minutes south-west of the city in Jogjakarta, an area that still retains a lot of rice paddy’s and traditional Javanese village living. Continue reading Permablitz Jogja #2: Rumah Jeblog

Permablitz Jogja #1: The Next Three Days

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Our first Permablitz prolonged through the weekdays and due to our busy schedule, we only could manage to start working in the garden after 2 PM. Not to mention in the changing weather. This become a three days of work instead of one. We learned a lot from this experiences and had more evaluation on time efficiency which Permablitz could only do a maximum of two days of work in a weekend. Despite all things, we all had a great time gathering together and in the end a ready-to-plant eatable garden 😀

Each day summary is as follow: Continue reading Permablitz Jogja #1: The Next Three Days

Permablitz Jogja #1: Astrid’s Garden – 10th February 2013

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ASTRID’S GARDEN, 10th February 2013, Nitiprayan

MISSION: To establish an edible garden in the front yard and making compost pile at the back yard. To create a sustainable design based on permaculture principles. To gather people in working the garden together. To learn together in making beds, compost and garden related. To have a feast on Chinese New Year and finish all the cakes. To have the fun in the garden and in the kitchen (for kitchen team).

CHALLENGES: Sandy texture of land, rocky even. Inexperience and a lot of improvisation along the way (obviously, this is our first time). Continue reading Permablitz Jogja #1: Astrid’s Garden – 10th February 2013