The Community Service of Unib Forestry Lecturers to Kemumu Villages Residents and UNIB Forestry Alumni

The Community Service of Unib Forestry Lecturers to Kemumu Villages Residents and UNIB Forestry Alumni

One of the tridharma of higher education that lecturers must carry out is community service (PPM). Several lecturers of the Forestry Study Program, Faculty of Agriculture, Bengkulu University, also carried out this, namely Guswarni Anwar, Ph.D.; Hefri Oktoyoki, S. Hut., M.Si.; Yansen, Ph.D.; Dr. Erniwati; Saprinurdin, S. Hut. M.Sc; Dr. Nani Nuriyatin; and Dr. Enggar Apriyanto. The PPM activities were carried out in Kemumu Village, Arma Jaya District, North Bengkulu Regency to residents of Kemumu Village, especially members of the Karya Baru Farmer Group and alumni of the Unib Forestry Study Program who live in Kemumu Village. PPM activities were carried out in the form of assistance and training on white oyster mushroom cultivation, ranging from counseling on the importance of entrepreneurship as an alternative to working as a farmer or other profession to the practice of making oyster mushroom growing media (baglog), baglog sterilization, inoculation of oyster mushroom, making mushroom houses (barns), baglog maintenance and harvesting or production.

PPM activities were carried out in several stages from July 2023 to October 2023, with funding sources from LPPM Bengkulu University and the Faculty of Agriculture, Bengkulu University. The location of the activity was at the residence of the Head of the Karya Baru  Farmer Group, Kemumu Village. The participants were community leaders, farmers, PPLs, and mostly women from Kemumu Village. They were very happy and excited to participate in the activity, especially when practicing making oyster mushroom growing media (baglog). None of them have ever done this activity or know how to cultivate white oyster mushrooms. After the practice of making baglogs, the next day, a mushroom barn was made to place the baglogs after they had grown mushroom mycelium.

Approximately 40 days after inoculating the mushroom into the baglogs, the oyster mushrooms began to grow and develop. Oyster mushrooms grown completely were harvested by cutting the stalk in a fresh state. The harvested oyster mushrooms were distributed to all activity participants so that they could enjoy the results of their practice of making oyster mushroom baglogs.

The following are the activities photos from each stage of the implementation of community service:

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