Sowing the seeds of sharing


Mohideen harvesting seeds from a fruit grown in the chemical-free CAP garden. With him is Subbarow.

THE culture of sharing to connect communities and promote collaborative consumption must be revived as it is part and parcel of our tradition, said Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) president Mohideen Abdul Kader.

He said the culture of sharing had slowly been eroded due to the rise of individualism, materialism and conspicuous consumption.

“However, the pandemic proved that a sharing community is necessary as part of the response to a crisis.

A kaduk bungkus session during the Seeds Sharing Fair at the CAP office.A kaduk bungkus session during the Seeds Sharing Fair at the CAP office.

“In Malaysia and globally, we have seen individuals and groups helping those in need.

“Sharing and giving should become second nature to us.

“So let us reignite the culture of sharing and build a sustainable future for all,” he said at the Seeds Sharing Fair held at the CAP office in Jalan Masjid Negeri.

During the fair, 15 participants were shown how to include the use of herbs and seeds in everyday life.

Participants learning various ways to use herbs and seeds.Participants learning various ways to use herbs and seeds.

The fair was held to mark the Green Action Week 2021 campaign themed ‘A Sharing Community is a Caring Community’.

CAP education officer N.V. Subbarow briefed participants on the centre’s monthly natural farming training session and took them around CAP’s chemical-free farm.

They were also taught ways to manage plants and make their own growth promoters. Each went home with some herbs grown at the CAP urban garden.

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