S P Setia Foundation in partnership with Feed Our Loved Ones (FOLO) officially launched its first Green House under Green Ranger Programme at SK Felda Bukit Permai with a mission to expose students in microgreen planting.
“Ultimately we envision greenhouse to be a platform to educate on the importance of our environment and how our nature is beneficial to us. This is the place where they are allowed to be involved in practical skill of farming, empowered to improve their health and be connected to nature and most importantly the need to care for nature,” said Chairman of S P Setia Foundation, Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Wan Zahid Mohd Noordin during the Green House launch.
With a manpower of 40 students and 10 teachers from S P Setia’s adopted schools comprising SK Felda Bukit Permai, SJKC Seelong, and SJKT Kulai Besar, they were also taught of companion planting method whereby different herbs were planted together in providing better nutrients in the soil; offering protection from external factors such as pests at the school’s Green Ranger Garden.
The garden has acquired 2000 square feet area of the school compound and will be monitored monthly by FOLO professionals to supervise growing conditions for the next six months. Upon completion, students will continue with other plans such as sustaining the growth of organic vegetables while all harvesting will be given to underprivileged community around the Felda Bukit Permai.