Creative Literature Bachelor in Organic Agriculture

4 Agu 2022, 09:42 WIB Last Updated 2022-08-04T02:42:52Z
There is a large pile of rubbish in Banjaragung Village, Bangsri District, Jepara Regency, Central Java, which gives off a bad smell. Then, a woman who holds a literary degree utilizing the rubbish pile becomes valuable and useful.

Mount Telepong, as the residents call it a pungent pile in RT 01 RW 03 Banjaragung Village. The area is a pile of cow dung. The longer, the stack gets higher, about 2.5 meters high.

Then the brothers from the village made a breakthrough by utilizing Mount Telepong. Nur Kolis and Risa Muhafariha conjured up the land into organic farming.

two years passed, there were no more piles of cow dung in the 200 square meter area. No more bad smell.

There are only green trees. There are rosemary, mint leaves, chili, kale, and tomatoes.

"Initially the vacant land belonged to our parents, used to dispose of cow dung. It caused unpleasant odors, it became a rumor. My sister (Nur Kolis) likes to go to agriculture. Then I invite her to make organic farming," said Risa Mutafariha, who completing his literary education at the Semarang State University bench, when met by Medcom.id, Sunday, January 13, 2019.

Risa claimed, at first, she did not have enough knowledge about agriculture. Moreover, his educational background is literature. He holds a Bachelor of Literature degree since 2015.

While his brother likes to grow crops. Although only high school graduates, Nur Kholis's knowledge of agriculture is far more than Risa's. Nur Kholis's knowledge declined from their parents who work as farmers.

After agreeing with Nur Kholis, Risa then invited her sister to do an experiment in a parcel of rice fields owned by an old man. They try to make fertilizers and organic pest control.

They use basic ingredients in the form of animal urine, dirt, and remaining crop soybeans. They tested the results of the concoction into the fields of the parents. Trials find results.

Then they agreed to use Mount Telepong land to plant various plants. They use fertilizers and organic pest control on their plants.

According to Risa, organic fertilizers and pest control are more environmentally friendly. Uninterrupted natural ecosystems.

Organic pest controlers only repel pests, not kill. So the food chain and ecosystem remain balanced.

To make fertilizer, they use a bamboo hut. In the hut, the ingredients are fermented into fertilizer. The cottage is also a warehouse for fertilizer.

Every morning and evening, Risa is busy watering the plants. Every three months, he replaces the land and gives fertilizer. When the rainy season comes, Risa only plants the plants in the afternoon.

"Because this is organic farming, so the land is more durable enough to be replaced or added every three months," said Risa.

Risa reap the rewards from her organic farming. Every week, he earns up to Rp500 thousand from the sale of plants.

Some vegetable collectors got supplies from Risa. Similarly, several restaurants on Bumi Kartini requested the supply of vegetables from the farm.

"We do not serve the sale of plant seeds, instead we share it free. As we planted our own chili seeds, we distributed them free to the residents, "said the daughter of three Sumito and Maimunah couples.

Risa isn't stingy about science. He shared his thoughts with the people around his house. Some residents began to implement the Risa-style farming system on their own yard.

At most, residents plant chili and kale. However, they have not been able to sell their produce.

"Yes, at least it can be consumed alone. So there is no need to buy chili and vegetables," said the woman who likes photography.