071 / Pernasidi, Banyumas, Central Java
Mrs. Ratna Dewi, a full time library manager at Elementary School 3 Pernasidi holds a Bachelors degree in library management. Their library is quite well furnished but lacking up-to-date reading material – they only own textbooks.
Mrs. Ratna says: “There was an empty plot of land in the school compound therefore we encouraged the students to plant some vegetables such as cabbage and spinach”. It seems to be a great place to spread the principles of permaculture.
Moreover, once a month, the students go out and plant trees near the local lake. And there is even a waste bank in the neighbourhood.