The “1 OBT 1 Herbal Garden” project is a community-based initiative that aims to promote health and environmental consciousness among residents of the Koh Samui Municipality. The project focuses on planting herbal gardens at various locations throughout the region, encouraging locals to come together and participate in the process.
Collaboration and Volunteering
On July 14, 2023, the Chalerm Phra Kiat 84th Anniversary Public Health Service Center (Bang Rak) of the Koh Samui Municipality, hosted a special event in honor of His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn’s birthday. The center organized a mental volunteering activity, inviting members of the municipal council, officials from the Bang Rak Public Health Service Center, staff from the Ten Thousand Beds project, and community volunteer groups from Moo 2 and Moo 4 of Bo Phut Subdistrict to plant a herbal garden behind the service center.
Health and Environmental Benefits
The herbal garden project not only enhances the beauty of the region but also contributes to the health and well-being of the residents. Herbal gardens provide a natural source of medicinal plants that can be used for various purposes, such as treating common ailments and improving overall health. Furthermore, these gardens promote environmental awareness and encourage locals to adopt sustainable practices in their daily lives.
Building a Strong Community
The “1 OBT 1 Herbal Garden” project fosters community bonding and encourages residents to work collectively towards a common goal. By actively participating in this initiative, community members develop a strong sense of belonging and pride in their contributions to the local environment. The project also serves as an excellent platform for sharing knowledge and learning about the importance of herbal plants, environmental conservation, and the benefits of sustainable living.
The success of the “1 OBT 1 Herbal Garden” project on July 14, 2023, at the Chalerm Phra Kiat 84th Anniversary Public Health Service Center, reinforces the Koh Samui Municipality’s commitment to promoting health, environmental consciousness, and strong community ties. The municipality plans to continue supporting similar initiatives in the future, encouraging more residents to get involved and make a positive impact on their local environment.