26th & 27th January 2019, The, twentyfive.7 Property Gallery, Selangor – With the purpose of raising awareness about the importance of Earth’s most valuable natural organic resource material—soil—Initiative by Gamuda Parks in partnership with EcoKnights, organised a soil-themed brown awareness campaign, X-Kitement, which was held alongside Gamuda Land’s Quayside Fiesta: International Food Fest.
Among the activities that filled the two-day event were the 3D kite-flying competition with a nature-inspired theme participated by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) students, a kite design exhibition, seedbomb workshop, paper kite-making workshop, giant games and an Earthworm Maze.
There was also a compost model set up at the venue which caught the interest of many passers-by.
A curious couple taking an interest in composting.
About 101 kids learnt how to craft their own flying masterpieces using recyclable materials. A kite-making workshop taught by our very own EcoKnights!
Both adults and children were really curious about the seedbombs and they were definitely not afraid of getting their hands dirty! Approximately 80 kids attended the seedbomb workshop.
Families not only bonded but also learnt how to live more sustainably through interactive games at the Giant Games area.
Children having fun in the Earthworm Maze.
Children of all ages enjoyed the Earthworm Maze. Not only that, they also learnt about the life of an earthworm and its habitat, soil, through fun facts scattered throughout the interior of the maze. Even adults were curious about the maze to the point where some even tried out the maze themselves!
Besides the paper kite-making and seedbomb workshops, there were also scheduled workshops which were only available on 27th January such as the mini wau workshop conducted by award-winning wau-maker Razi Said, a vermicomposting workshop by Tan Liang Yik, and a storytelling session by Arisha Akhir.
The traditional wau workshop was a full house with 13 eager kids ready to get crafty and creative!
Around 9 kids participated in the vermicomposting workshop; learning how to make natural and organic fertilisers with the help of wriggly worms.
About 15 kids attended the storytelling session, fixated on the words of Arisha Akhir as she took them on a journey through the world of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth.
At the end of the day, through attending our eco-workshops and activities, the crowd, especially the children, walked away with increased awareness and knowledge on how to live more sustainably such as through composting, vermicomposting, seedbombs, and performing the 5Rs (Reduce, Reprocess, Reuse, Recycle, and Recover).