The Indonesian Center For Estate Crops Research and Development (ICECRD) held another labor-intensive technical guidance (TG) on Monday, March 29, 2021. Attended by 125 participants, this technical guidance took the theme of utilizing household waste as organic fertilizer.
“The fallen leaves, garbage, can actually be used (as fertilizer), including food scraps,” said the Coordinator of Research and Utilization of Research Results (KSPHP), Dr. Tedy Dirhamsyah, SP, MAB in delivering the material.
The rubbish is then piled up in a hole and left for 2 weeks to a month. If you want better results, the community can add a compost starter or stir the waste pile once a week.
The ripe compost can be used as organic fertilizer for self-cultivation or distributed to neighbors. In this Covid-19 pandemic season, farming has indeed become one of the right ways to obtain food sources. Apart from being fresher and healthier, this method can also help reduce shopping expenses.
Furthermore, Tedy also reminded the participants to separate organic and plastic waste. This plastic waste can be cleaned, collected, then sold to middlemen or waste banks to increase income.
This is the third phase of labor-intensive training held by the Indonesian Center For Estate Crops Research and Development in March 2021. This activity is expected to ease the burden on people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic (snjas)