Gardening Everywhere, Even in the Office

December 29, 2014 - Uncategorized

In line with the development of urban farming or urban gardening, gardening can be done anywhere and by anyone. Limited availability of land is no longer being an obstacle for someone who wants to make gardening as his/her hobby. As long as there is desire and willpower, wherever place could be used for gardening. Yes, even in the office you can still continue your gardening. This idea of gradening in the office came from the concern about climate change and environmental conditions are increasingly unhealthy. As a company that one of the mission is repairing the ecosystem, PT Indmira was trying to contribute by giving a small contribution to the environment which are realized by utilizing the office parking area and the the rest of the office land in order to bring gardening green action to create a greener office environment. PT Indmira want to spread the positive spirit of environmental awareness in urban areas with urban farming program that can also be applied in the office. Gardening activities in the office can be done by utilizing the remaining land, office parking area, or using pots that can be used as a room decoration with a variety of ornamental plants being planted.

Why gardening in the office? Yep, for most people office is a second home, because from morning to afternoon or even evening they spent their time in the office. it becomes very important for a company to make the office as comfortable as possible for employees. The green park like space outside or in the office can help to maintain productivity. Interestingly, the garden on PT Indmira was also used for organic gardening because it does not use chemicals for the process of fertilization and plant care.

The usefulness of the office park which also functioned for gardening not only as an ornamental only, of course, also has its benefits. For example, as a resting place and for fatigue relief from staring at a computer screen for hours when the office work  are piling up, suppliers of fresh air in the office area, and beautify the office which makes it more beautiful and comfortable . In the park there are also offices gazebo that can be used by employees to relax and enjoy the fresh air during recess.

The parks and gardens in PT Indmira is neatly arranged in groups by grouping them based on the type of plant or gardening techniques used. Preparation in groups of the same type in each group can create beautyful and comfortable atmosphere. The grouping consists of ornamental plants, tabulampot plants , hydroponics, verticulture, and Aquaponics.

For office garden standards, PT Indmira gardens were quite productive because of the type of plants that developed quite diverse and continues until today. Starting from the type of fruit trees such as durian, rambutan, jackfruit, orange, guava, passion fruit and star fruit, types of vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage, caisim, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, cabbage, and kale are developed hydroponically, vertikultur, and Aquaponics, ornamental plants such as various types of anthurium and orchids, to the type of plantation crops such as pepper and vanilla successfully grown and has graced the parks and gardens in the PT Indmira.

Yields of fruit gardening activities in the office can be enjoyed by all employees. In each harvest, the results will be distributed evenly to all employees to be eaten together, and even its own employees could also pluck directly when have free time. Eating fruit from your own garden is considered to be more pleasant for employees because it creates its own satisfaction than buying it at the store or in the supermarket. Vegetable crops will be sold to employees who are interested to buy it, because the money from the sale of vegetables will be used for the purchase of seeds and plants for the treatment process in order to maintain gardening activities at PT Indmira. Gardening activities at PT Indmira is under the control of a team of research & development with the help of some of the field workers. Some employees in other divisions else who has an interest in gardening also contributing to jointly take care for and develop the garden. In addition, the director of PT Indmira itself often took time to participate in monitoring the development of the garden, so gardening activities can be sustainable.

Gardening also help to provide green space and food security. For now gardening is not only a conventional works for farmers, but could be a new culture for employees in an office that is not only ecologically beneficial but also has economic and aesthetic value. However, these efforts still need to be echoed, so pay attention to the natural environment is not just a matter of mere trend, but to bring in a new cultural awareness of environmentally friendly.

 

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