Gardening is having a bit of a revival at the moment, especially when it comes to being sustainable. Hotels, restaurants and resorts are beginning to use some of their outdoor space to grow vegetables that can be used to feed guests.
This also has wider ranging benefits as using locally grown produce is important to lowering the carbon footprint of a business.
Lotus Bungalows Candidasa Join the Movement
The management and staff at Lotus Bungalows Candidasa decided that there was enough room on the grounds to plant a number of different vegetables to supply the restaurant with fresh, local produce.
This initiative has been a great success with more than 50 kilograms of chilies being harvested already. For the past year the kitchen staff haven’t had to buy chilies and there have even been plenty of spare for the staff to take home.
The seeds for the gardens come from the kitchen and testing what grows so close to the sea is part of the process. Some plants have been incredibly successful and some haven’t fared as well.
The vegetable gardens are getting lots of compliments from the guests. In fact, most don’t even realize there are vegetables growing in front of their rooms because the flowers that are also planted amongst them.
Positive Steps to Sustainability
The gardens are also fed with rich compost made from organic waste from the kitchen. These steps towards sustainability are just part of the program at Lotus Bungalows to become as self-sustaining as possible.
We hope to continue making positive moves in this way and welcome comments or suggestions in the box below.