Artistes and listeners become city farmers with One FM’s Earth Day initiative
Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Selangor, 22 April – As part of One FM’s Earth Day initiative, One FM’s Fix It – Green Green Project brought together artistes and listeners at community farm Mari House to learn about organic vegetable farming and experience the delights of city farming. Participants included One FM DJs Nicholas, Angeline, Hana, William and Brandon, as well as artistes Hanz and Hoon Mei Sim. One FM also invited 20 warm-hearted listeners to join the Green Green Project and work to protect the Earth.
Mari House is a medium-sized piece of farmland in Rawang, Selangor, surrounded by beautiful landscapes. There, One FM arranged for artistes and listeners to learn how to plant organic vegetables by hand. During the activity, the persons-in-charge helped teach participants how to plant organic vegetables without the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticide, or herbicides. They also shared their tips on planting organic vegetables on your own balcony or in your yard. One FM hopes that through this activity, listeners get to experience the fun of planting things and share what they’ve learned with friends. Of course, it also reminds participants of the philosophy of reaping what you sow – literally.
During the event, artistes and listeners broke a sweat while planting vegetables, then shared a lovely picnic together. Hanz performed two songs live, 愛很簡單 and 我沒有很想你, followed by Hoon Mei Sim who performed 人云亦云 and 太煽情 for everyone’s enjoyment.
One FM Head of Programming Jess Chong said, “I believe our new ‘foodie’ generation is on a daily hunt for food that’s not just great-tasting, but also healthy. This Earth Day, One FM wants to use this opportunity to increase our listeners’ knowledge and interest about home farming, so that our Earth can become healthier too.”
One FM Morning Kaki’s Nicholas encouraged more listeners to participate in activities like these and hoped that everyone could learn about organic farming, enjoy picnics and protect the earth together. Fellow announcer Angeline said, “You don’t need any great philosophy; when you need to escape your busy life, why not escape to nature! When you need and love this escape, and when you know you can’t live without it, you shouldn’t ignore it in your life.”
For information about One FM’s upcoming activities, visit the station’s official website www.onefm.com.my, follow their official Facebook page and stay tuned to One FM!