One of the main focuses of the TLM Foundation's "community development" program is to start community gardens on small plots of land around villages. The availability of land is supported by water resources and the willingness of some members of the community to be willing to do, become the main factor of this activity can be done.
In Kolobolon, the 'Modopedak' group was formed in 2015, to establish a market garden. This activity was carried out since June 2015 in Kolobolon village through village facilitators who provide integrated mentoring through physical training and values (moral values) aimed at improving the skills of community members who want to change their lives to achieve prosperity.
The existence of ± 50 Are Ha land owned by one of the community members who are willing to lend their land to be a productive plantation in their village, and the availability of irrigation from the spring water that is located not far from the location of land around ± 500 meters so it requires supporting infrastructure , Ie by installing pipes from the water source to the garden site by gravity - to ensure the water can be watered.
The concept of productive garden is to utilize the available land in the village to be managed in a productive way that is a crop product that can generate income and business business farmers to maximize the existing natural resources are managed maximally by planting crops with a system of aisles that is the type of annual crops Such as bananas, dragon fruit, papaya that can generate daily / weekly / monthly income and grow horticultural crops such as onions, corn, rice, cabbage, pineapple, mustard greens, chilli, eggplant, beans, pumpkin, pariah, carrots, cucumbers, Peanuts, long beans, watermelons that can generate monthly income. All types of plants will be adapted to crop rotation and use organic fertilizer.
This organic productive garden will be one of the successful demonstration gardens conducted by the group which will become a learning tool for other community members. The success of this demonstration garden is expected to attract other farmers to do the same thing so that it can bring an increase in family's economic income. In addition, available soil fields that have not been well utilized can be managed to be productive and have new economic business opportunities in the village.