The PkM-MBKM team of the Faculty of Biology, UGM, chaired by Mr. Sukirno, S.Si., M.Sc., Ph.D. with four student members, namely Amelia Rifki Alifiah, Fatika Soraya, Tiara Rachma Jatiningtyas, and Qonita Fillah, held a FGD (Focus Group Discussion) with the Kebonalas Village which was held on 22 and 29 October 2022. This event is one of a series of MBKM programs in to develop Fruit Garden Tourism Village in Kebonalas. This activity took place in Kebonalas Village with ± 15 participants. The FGD was attended by Mr. Supriyanto, S.Pd. (Village Head), Mr. Suwadi, S.Pd. (Village Secretary), Mr. Sunardi (Village Treasurer), Mrs. Sri Mulati (Director of BUMDES), Mr. Junarko (BUMDES Treasurer), Mr. Kuncoro (Secretary of BUMDES), Mr. Muh. Robani, S.T.P. (Chairman of the Village Consultative Body), Mr. Yousuf Sulaiman, S.IP. (Fruit Practitioner), and the four MBKM students.
The first FGD on October 22, 2022 was held at the Kebonalas Village Office from 10.00 to d. 13.00 WIB. In the first FGD, the discussion focused on making tourism names and preparing RAB for funding. In addition, it also discussed what elements should be added to the tour later in order to create a unique fruit garden tour to attract the attention of visitors. At the end of the discussion, it was agreed that the name of the tour to be used is “KABUT (Kampoeng Buah Tlatar) Kebonalas”. This name is a temporary name that needs to be studied further and fixed later. Making a name is the basis for making a fruit garden tourism logo which will be discussed with Mr. Junarko as the BUMDES administrator. In addition to the names, at the end of the discussion, a rough draft of the RAB has been obtained which will be continued in the second FGD. At this event, Mr. Suwadi submitted a proposal to add plants to be planted in fruit garden tours, such as durian and grapefruit.
Continuing the previous discussion activities, the next FGD was held on October 29, 2022 in order to fix the RAB for the Kebonalas Fruit Tourism Village development program. The RAB compiled is a compilation of funds issued by the village, expenditures for activities that have been carried out, and budget plans for subsequent activities. The RAB is planned to be submitted to various agencies so that in the process of developing the Tourism Village there will be collaboration between village treasury donations, funds from the Faculty of Biology UGM, and support from sponsors.
With this FGD, it is hoped that the tourism village development plan can continue with maturity. Kebonalas Tourism Village is a project for the community and from the people of Kebonalas Village Klaten so that contributions from the whole community have a role in the development of this Tourism Village. In addition, this FGD activity is a step forward for the realization of a Tourism Village. We do not forget to say many thanks to all levels of the Village Management, BUMDES Maju Makmur, BPD, Karang Taruna Kebonalas Village, and all parties who have been involved and supported the continuity of this event.