The picture above was taken when Lukas and I traveled to Lombok Indonesia last September 2019. I would say we are so blessed having coconut trees growing rapidly here in Indonesia.
I have known coconut pretty much since I was a little girl, I guess around 6-7 years back then. Back to my parent’s house in Sumatera, we have few Coconut trees on our backyard. I taught myself to climb and how to get them. My mom won’t like it so I did it often when I was with my friends haha. The coconut trees can grow super high so often need to use like long wood the help me to get them from the ground.
Coconut is super amazing, I have learned how life can be so hard on Sumatera. I used to live with no electricity, no food supply so we need to learn to be friends with nature and make the best of it.
When our village running our of foods, people in the village are working together to cut off coconut trees, not just to get the fruit and the water but also there are something inside of the coconut tree that you can eat. Lukas got the chance to tried it himself. Lukas was so surprised and how amazing coconut and coconut trees can be. Not end there, you can even use the wood to make a spoon and other useful stuff from the house.
When I was little I even use the coconut leaves to make a broom, this broom will be very useful to clean our yard.
Coconuts have been used by humans for thousands of years, and may have spread to their present range because of Pacific island settlers. The evolutionary origin of the coconut is under dispute, with theories stating that it may have evolved in Asia, South America, or on islands in the Pacific. Trees grow up to 30 m (98 ft) tall and can yield up to 75 fruits per year, though less than 30 is more typical. Plants are intolerant of cold weather and prefer copious precipitation, as well as full sunlight. Many insect pests and diseases affect the species, and are a nuisance for commercial production. About 74% of the world’s supply of coconuts derives from Indonesia, the Philippines, and India combined. Source wikepedia
So why Coconut Bowl? we would like to share our love with coconut and to introduce you to how amazing coconut are. Our goals here to help the local community to earn better opportunities also to support them by crafted reusable products that can be good for our environment. We all gotta start somewhere, that’s why we start with My coco Bowl.
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