Javanese Flowers Conservation Supports UMM Campus Tourism
It is not strange that Malang is called City of Flowers. However, less attention for several plants today has been caused by lack of people's awareness. The flowers are even in danger of extinction.
The matter has attracted consideration of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) students joining Pusat Studi Lingkungan dan Kemasyarakatan (PSLK). Because of their love to environment and plants, they have created a conservation of Javanese flowers at UMM.
Javanese flowers conservation is a means of preserving plants which grow only on this densely populated island. The location of the conservation is across the Brantas River, near rector's building. Accompanying by a field coordinator, we can see various plants cultivated there.
The conservation has been started since two years ago. The program is expected to re-introduce Javanese local wisdoms. It is also available for environmental education visit from TK, SD, SMP and SMA.
To introduce the location, PSLK of UMM has created this into one packet of campus tourism. “The program will increasingly support conservation as well as saving rare plants,” said Field Coordinator, Ahmad Sodirin. He claimed that it was the only Javanese flowers conservation in campuses all over Indonesia.
Beside on the location, visitors also could enjoy beautiful flowers and plants at Arboretum area devoted for rare plants and located near the UMM stadium. (uci/nas/t_alf)