Starbucks Green Outreach Programme: Continuous Community Engagement

29 November, Kuala Lumpur - On 13th October, EcoKnights team and Starbucks staffs have visited the Taman Ikan Emas Edible Garden once again for their monthly maintenance with the local residents. The maintenance started with weeding and removal of sick plants, followed by applying used coffee grounds as organic fertilizer provided by Starbucks.

Used coffee grounds are good for gardening as it adds organic material to the soil, thus improving the drainage, water retention, and aeration of the soil. Used coffee grounds also attracts earthworm and sustains microorganisms that are beneficial to the plants.

Other than the garden maintenance, EcoKnights team members also conducted a mudball-making workshop for all the attendees. The attendees were then given some pre-made mudballs to throw into the Sungai Kerayong next to the garden. The mudballs are important to rivers as they will adhere to the chemical compounds in the water and make the rivers clear again.

The Saturday’s community engagement under the River of Life ended with the local residents happily sharing some of their harvests with EcoKnights members and Starbucks staffs. 

 

Garden maintenance in progressGarden maintenance in progressGarden maintenance in progress

The attendees were empowered with the knowledge of making mudballs and how mudballs help conserving rivers quality.The attendees were empowered with the knowledge of making mudballs and how mudballs help conserving rivers quality.The attendees were empowered with the knowledge of making mudballs and how mudballs help conserving rivers quality.

Happy harvest in the Saturday morningHappy harvest in the Saturday morning

The group of members from Starbucks Malaysia, ERE Consultant Group, EcoKnights and Taman Ikan Emas who helped with the garden maintenance.The group of members from Starbucks Malaysia, ERE Consultant Group, EcoKnights and Taman Ikan Emas who helped with the garden maintenance.

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