Bhumi Horta Foundation organized 3 days training at Kebun Pojok Space Semarang. This training aimed to create young people who are willing to be our farm assistants in the near future along with the food security office and farming office of Semarang City. There are 12 students from the farming faculty of Wahid Hasyim University who joined this 3 days session.
This training was conducted by Master of trainer Yoyon who ever participated in the Erasmus Program 2014 in Lithuania and Ifa our Finance Manager at Teman Berkebun (farming themed digital start-up). Our co-trainers were Masdar (Youth Learning Center Program Co.) & Fijay (UFarm Learning Center Program Co.). They cooperated together to succeed in this activity.
On the first day of the training, the participants were asked to share their motivation, expectation, fear, and contribution in facing this training. Afterward, they had a chance to visit three urban farms in Semarang: Kelompok Tani Kelina Pandean, Lamper Tengah, KWT Purwosari, & KWT Mekarsari. They are obligated to create a one-day activity with locals on the next day. The participants got coaching from mentors or trainers to plan their activity based on existing problems that they found during the survey.
During the last day of our leadership training, the participants gained their capacity building and have an open space for sharing their idea and feedback about the training. The trainers’ members will find the top 5 trainers to be prioritized to be farm leaders that will be placed in several places in Semarang City.