Doctoral Service Program Facilitates Thematic Work Lecture in Sidomulyo Batu

Sidomulyo Flower Tourism Village, Batu City is one of the tourist destinations in East Java based on local wisdom as an icon of Agro-Industrial Tourism in the development of regional tourism.

In 2020, Sidomulyo Flower Tourism Village received support for the development of Flower Tourism Village in Partner Village Development Program (PPDM) from DP2M DIKTI chaired by Dr. Siti Asmaul Mustaniroh, STP, MP (FTP) with members Dr. Fitria Dina Riana, SP., MP (FP), Nindya Sari, ST, MT (FT), Devi Farah A, S. Sos, MAB (FIA), and Ika Atsari Dewi, STP, MP (FTP).

They synergize with strategic partners to strengthen flower tourism destinations in Sidomulyo in the form of a Tourist Information Center (Tourism Center), Mini Tourism Village Information System (, batik wastewater treatment and tourist destinations.

From the activities that have been carried out, it shows that there was a significant increase in New Normal after the COVID-19 pandemic, which was indicated by the high number of tourist visits in May 2020.

In 2021 the Doctoral Service team received a grant from Universitas as a continuation of community empowerment involving three strategic partners in the Sidomulyo Flower Tourism village, namely Batik Tulis UKM, Gapoktan and Pokdarwis Sidomulyo.

The typical Batik Tulis or written Batik of Batu City is one of the most potential tourist souvenir choices since batik is a cultural heritage that has been recognized by the world. Batik has the characteristics of each region, since it adopts elements of local wisdom from each region.

Sidomulyo hand-drawn batik is the development of Agro-industries as a supporter of Agro-tourism in Sidomulyo Flower Tourism Village by adopting motifs with the theme of ornamental plants, flowers and other local wisdom to support tourism potential with the production of SME-scale handmade batik.

The success of the Batik UKM in 2020 has been facilitated by the existence of Mini IPAL Batik so that it is no longer an obstacle in the process of coloring and disposing of liquid waste which was previously carried out in partnership with Batik SMEs in Trenggalek and Banyuwangi so that increasing production costs and very limited production capacity.

Currently, the production capacity has increased from 20 pieces per week to 50 pieces per week according to orders.

The performance of Batik SME has also increased as one of the educational tourism destinations related to the process of batik and waste processing.

This Doctoral Service activity also facilitates LPPM UB Thematic Work Lectures from FTP, FMIPA and the Faculty of Law who have been actively involved in this community empowerment activity since June 2021.

The technical guidance and mentoring activity that has been carried out is a collaboration between Doctoral Service and Thematic Community Service Program _LPPM_UB activities on natural coloring technology in Sidomulyo handwritten batik products involving practitioners from Batik Tulis UKM Trenggalek, namely Mrs. Partini and Mr. Sukijo who have 40 years of experience in batik.

In this activity, students play a direct role in the process of making natural dye formulas and the process of natural coloring which is carried out for one week so that they can produce extraordinary written batik products as the beginning of the implementation of the practice batik process with natural dyes.

The types of natural dyes used consisted of three groups, namely sappan wood and high wood (red color), jackfruit and jelawe wood (yellow color) and indigo leaf (blue color).

The innovation carried out in this DM and KKN activity is how to develop other natural dyes to enrich the coloring of written batik in this UKM in the hope that it will increase souvenirs destination in Sidomulyo Flower Tourism Village, Batu City. (dse/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir).