Regenerating natural environments
We have several projects underway at Hidden Valley Farm that you can learn about here:
Garden beds incorporate a design called huglekultur that involve digging down into the soil to form trenches that are filled with logs, cardboard, organic waste, manure to make a highly productive organic garden beds.
Rain water catchment combined with harvested water is used in the ponds to produce tilapia for the kitchen and then nutrient rich run off from these ponds is used to water our small coffee plantation and raised garden beds.
Rain water is collected from the roofs of the hotel buildings and channeled to a waterway that provides a habitat for amphibians and fish. Passing through a natural filtration sysetem the water is used for growing organic produce for our farm to table restaurant.
RAIN WATER CATCHMENT
Our grey water management project collects the used water from our showers, sinks, laundry, and kitchens.
A series of bio-filtration beds allow the water to enter back into the natural environment enriched.
Organic waste produced by the hotel is taken to our DIRT LAB where we cultivate microorganisms harvested from the forest to produce live organic soil for our gardens.