Kalumpang Report on 21st December 2016
- The grasses around the neem and fruit trees were trimmed. If the grasses weren’t trimmed properly, it will grow taller and wider. When they are large and robust enough, they may send up flowering stalks, or culms. The grasses are growing; they are competing with one another for available water and nutrients. The end result is that the lawn becomes patchier looking, and broadleaf weeds like dandelions or clovers may start to appear if there is a local seed source. If adequate water is not supplied, the grasses will “brown off” looking dead at the surface.
- Durian is the fruit of several tree belonging to the genus Durio. The name “durian” is derived from the Malay-Indonesian languages word for duri or “spike.” Regarded by many people in Southeast Asia as the “king of fruits”, the durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. The fruit can grow as large as 30 centimetres long and 15 centimetres, and it typically weighs one to three kilograms. Its shape ranges from oblong to round, the colour of its husk green to brown, and its flesh pale yellow to red, depending on the species. Students audited fruit trees in order to verify whether the fruits have been attacked by wild animals such as wild boar.
- The bushes along the drain that connecting the pond to the river were cleared up so that the area looks clean. The fruit trees and neem trees are ready to plant.
22nd December 2016
- Students did a brief rounding around the site and everything seems to be in order.
- The grass that grows around the purple warehouse was properly trimmed using lawn mower. Found rubbish and plastic bottles on the ground and thrown away.
- During the daylight, students gathered some neem leaves and lemongrasses to concoct organic pest repellent. Lemongrasses were then blended using a blender and placed in a container.
23rd December 2016
- Students were divided into teams and the grasses were trimmed.
24th December 2016
- Students were given a duty to trim the grasses beside the pond area during the daylight.
25th December 2016
- Students did rounding around the MySkills Kalumpang, cleaned and washed their safety boots.
26th December 2016
- Students were divided into teams to audit the coconut trees, neem trees to prevent wild animals such as wild boars from eating the plants. Students cleared up the bushes at the right side of the main entrance in the morning.
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