Students from Universitas Gadjah Mada participating in the Student Creativity Program in Entrepreneurship successfully developed a product named Herbaseed, a comprehensive educational kit for practical and educational herbal plant cultivation at home.
Led by Fauzela Azira Ainaya (Biology), the team included Irma Khamidatus (Vocational College), Monica Margareta Periahkenukur (Pharmacy), Prasetyo Edi Pamungkas (Vocational College), and Amran Simon Hasibuan (Forestry), guided by Dr. Senawi, as the supervising lecturer.
This product is a kit that includes herbal plant seeds, planting media, pots, NPK fertilizer, polybags, freebie stickers, and a leaflet providing planting instructions.
Fauzela Ainaya highlighted Herbaseed’s unique features. The kit stands out notably for its integration with a website that offers valuable information.
The website encompasses diverse knowledge about nutritional content, the benefits of herbal plants, processing methods for specific diseases, video tutorials for cultivation, and product orders. It also includes dos and don’ts for using herbal plants.
“The aim is to educate the public so they do not use herbal plants carelessly,” said Ainaya on Tuesday (October 24).
She explained that to enhance education, Herbaseed includes a Voice Over (VO) feature accessible through an app or Spotify. This provides information on the history of herbal plants, their various uses, cultivation methods, and interesting facts related to these plants.
Essentially, Ainaya emphasized that Herbaseed not only facilitates herbal plant cultivation but also imparts in-depth knowledge about herbal plants to its users.
This innovative product is a tangible example of how young individuals, particularly students, can contribute to agriculture, health, and education through creativity.
“Herbaseed is undoubtedly an initial step that has the potential to change the community’s mindset about managing herbal plants at home,” she concluded.
Author: Agung Nugroho