|Permaculture class and its inspiration
If you come and visit SHF, you will see that our farm is an integral part of our campus area. Varieties of organic vegetables, herbs and fruits trees provide us with healthy fresh produce almost every day. In the Sumba Hotel School, Permaculture class opens the students’ perspectives into sustainable and organic farming. They learn how to deal with waste management including food waste for compost and recycled water for plants. They also learn how to make farm beds and increase the production of farm produce without using chemical elements. The methods and approach are taken seriously by the students and often shared with their families during holiday times, which educates the communities. Aside from their allocated gardening session in permaculture class, they initiatively take another leap by making their own farm beds and also take care of the trees. Students from Room one Boys particularly spend their free time planting different kinds of vegetables and helping in the farm including getting up as early as 5 am in the morning to water their farm beds. We are so proud that our students grasp the idea of sustainability from their classes and are inspired to voluntarily contribute to their community while protecting the earth.