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NATURE WEEK – Mindful Eating – Ida Rahayu
September 6, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Connecting to Nature through food. Come and learn with the amazing Ibu Ida, the person behind the “Seeds to Table” program at Green School, about edible plants, harvesting, and cooking.
Seeds to Table is a program that teaches students how to be mindful of their eating habits and to understand the impacts of the food they eat on their own health and environment. They learn how to grow food, connect with nature and make their own healthy dishes.
In this session, Ibu Ida will lead hands-on activities for you to connect with nature and prepare dishes using local plants and local wisdom.
Ida Rahayu is a Teacher at Green School Bali since 2012. She is originally from Java and has been living in Bali for over 10 years. Ida started learning about Permaculture in 2016 and finished a one-year Graduate Certificate of Permaculture Design in 2017 with Central Queensland University, Australia. From then on, she became passionate about Permaculture and joined more courses at IDEP Bali and Kul Kul Farm.
In addition to her studies, she has also been learning about Syntropic Farming or Agroforestry which she believes that the best way to grow food is to mimic nature like all systems that happen in the forest. Applying agroforestry principles to create urban gardens in schools is the challenge that she would love to work on. In applying her knowledge, Ida developed a Seeds to Table Program which based on Permaculture ethics and principles.
Seeds to Table is a program with the main objective is to teach students to be aware of the impacts of their eating habit to their own health and environment. This program aims to help students minimize waste (especially plastic that has been one of the biggest environmental problems globally and in Bali particularly) by teaching them how to grow and cook their own food. She has been running this program in a few local Bali schools as an extra-curricular activity and aims to reach as many schools in Bali as possible. She organized and ran a four-day Seeds to Table Teacher Training from May 30th to June 2nd, 2019, as a result, eight other local schools have committed to join and implement the program in their schools