Citra Permata Rawabunga Children-Friendly Integrated Public Space (RPTRA) educated 20 students from early childhood education program (PAUD) to grow plants such as vegetables and fruits in Jatinegara, East Jakarta, Monday (3/11). Its purpose is to build character of children from early age thus they can become more care and aware about their environment.
" We want to educate this children about urban farming"
Rawabunga Urban Village Head, Agustina mentioned, her side wants to introduce various vegetables and fruits to the children and train them how to plant and grow it until it is ready for harvest.
"We want to educate this children about urban farming. Our plan is to invite them for this lesson once per two weeks," she added.
Those children whose age between 4-5 years old seemed enthusiastic to know how to grow fruits and vegetables such as bean, tomato, long bean, and others.
Aufa (5), one of the participants , seemed happy when she was asked to dig and sow vegetable and fruit seeds using her small shovel.
"It is exciting to know fruits and vegetables names and learn to plant it," she expressed.