Friday, December 16, 2022
“This is Koming, sis..” Wow… 15 years ago Koming was still a child, still sucking milk. And now Koming is in college. Not only Koming, there are also Feby, Devi, Adit, and others. Twenty years ago, their parents initiated the formation of JED (Village Ecotourism Network). At present, hope they will continue the management of JED as an effort to maintain the balance of village life space, so that it can be passed on to their future generations. Striving for their future offspring to still have sovereignty over their living space and be independent in its management.
Workshop 2 Generations: Know and Introduce Our Village, attended by 28 people from seven villages, 4 potential guides, plus 5 people from Wisnu and JED, as well as 2 resource persons and facilitators. Through collaboration with PRSGF (Pastor Delbert Rice Small Grant Fund) in Philippines, the activity is expected to create a knowledge transfer process from senior colleagues to youth. The activity was held for 3 days at Werdhapura Hotel Village Center, Sanur, facilitated by Dony Hendro Cahyono from Perdikan Yogyakarta.
The activity started after dinner, starting with the introduction of the participants, led by Sari. Everyone was asked to stand on the lawn and form a big circle and dance to the music. When the music stops, everyone should find someone they don’t know and get to know each other, asking for their name, hometown, food and favorite singer. Just two rounds, it rained and required the participants to return to the restaurant. Then, the introductions continued in the room, introducing the friend sitting next to him with [clap-clap-clap] (my name), (name of the next-door friend). Sari gave an example, “Clap acquaintances, [clap clap], Sari, Doni.” So then, the mascot of our meeting was SARI DONI.
Before taking a night’s rest, participants were asked to arrange processed food products and village handicrafts that had been brought. Dukuh Sibetan, Adat Dalem Tamblingan, Perancak, Nyambu, Nusa Penida, Kiadan Pelaga, and Tenganan Pegringsingan, plus Wisnu/JED/Dwe Toko. Processed food products and handicrafts are a way to identify and introduce villages.
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Time to introduce the village…each participant must introduce their village through the products they have brought, especially how to get friends from other villages to be interested in visiting their village.
- Dukuh Sibetan (Puput, Adit, Puji, Devi, Pak Sujana): through snake fruit, snake fruit juice (sabusa), and coconut oil, the four participants told that Jero Dukuh Sakti as the ancestor of the Sibetan Dukuh community passed down fourteen types of salak to his descendants.
- Adat Dalem Tamblingan (Era, Andra, Werdi, Willy, Gandul): banana and taro chips, coffee, shredded jackfruit, and t-shirts. Even though they are not self-produced, the t-shirt is a superior product because it is an educational tool and publication for the ADT (Adat Dalem Tamblingan) community.
- Perancak (Yoga, Anom, Putri): besides turtles, the biggest resource in Perancak is lemuru fish. This resource is processed into bedetan (dried fish), by adding spices and drying it so that it can be stored for a long time and is ready to be processed.
- Nyambu (Jati, Indra, Pak Satya): introducing natural soap products made in Nyambu because this village has 67 temples, resulting in a lot of used ceremonial coconuts which can be processed into coconut oil as a soap base.
- Nusa Penida (Poyok, Wira, Juna): this island is famous for its cepuk weaving, both those produced by cagcag (traditional weaving) and ATBM (Non-Machine Weaving Tools). Other products that are also superior are VCO and secang tea (sticks produce a red color).
- Kiadan Pelaga (Koming, Ogel): the village’s biggest resource, which is located at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level, is Arabica coffee. The superiority of Kiadan coffee is because the beans are picked red and are included in the Geographical Indications of Kintamani Coffee.
- Tenganan Pegringsingan (Febi, Santi, Rio, Lori, Putu Wiadnyana, Pak Domplong): of course, gringsing weaving is one of the products introduced. Other products are handicrafts and jaka (palm) stick brooms, VCO, and palm wine.
Noted: Wisnu/JED/Dwe Toko didn’t finally introduce anything specifically because time was up.
The activity was continued by introducing the Wisnu Foundation, since it was founded until now, by Mr. Suar as one of the founders and Chairman of the Wisnu Trustees. There were many important things understood by the participants, including those related to environmental and ecological issues, water as a source of life, the concept of sustainability, dwe which means ownership and an ecological tourism village, the concept of sustainability, also JED as a community and environment-based tourism model.
An introduction to JED was delivered by Dega as Chair of JED. The most important thing now from its existence for 20 years is the sustainability of ecotourism management in the village by the younger generation. Currently the JED ecotourism villages are still managed by the First Generation, the founders of JED 20 years ago. cheers…
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Then, other than through products, what other ways are there to introduce the village to the masses. Let’s learn to make videos with Bli Gede. This method is considered as an effective way to introduce the village, as well as for the makers to get to know their village better. Videos are made using existing tools, namely cellphones. The most important thing before taking pictures with the techniques that have been informed, is to compose a script/story. The participants must also determine in advance the purpose of the video to be produced: as news, promotion or advocacy.
Participants were divided into five groups, and the results were amazing:
1. Garbage on the Beach: advocacy
2. No Smoking: advocacy
3. Impact of the Pandemic: news
4. Cries from the Coast: news
5. Frangipani Natural Soap: promotion
As a follow-up to the workshop, each village will make a short video about their village. The video will be produced for two months and will later be published via social media and YouTube channels. Let’s wait for the village youth’s video creations.