Sustainable Gardening at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, a luxury resort in the quaint Baja town of Loreto, Mexico is enjoying the fruits of their labor and offering a farm to table experience for their guests at the same time. The Mexico eco resort has been practicing sustainable gardening methods for the past six years, growing a mix of vegetables, fruits, and aromatic herbs. The garden is just one of the many initiatives the resort has in place to keep their ecological footprint to a minimum, and its impact is simply delicious. 

Sustainable Gardening in Loreto

As part of their mission to reduce their ecological footprint as much as possible, the resort set aside a piece of land for their sustainable gardening initiative. The garden, which takes up 72 square meters of the resort’s property, is tended to by Francisco Javier Murillo, who ensures that the garden is taken care of and that the organic composting used to feed the garden, another of the resort’s ecological initiatives, is done correctly. Under his guidance, more than 25 different crops flourish at the resort and the bounty is mouthwatering.

What’s Grown in the Garden

The gardeners at Villa del Palmar have successfully grown a variety of vegetables, fruits, and aromatic herbs, all of which is used in the fresh cuisine and beverages served at the resort. From salads to margaritas, guests can expect to find what is grown at the resort in their day to day meals. 

Vegetables: Spinach, Beets, Radishes, Cilantro, Epazote, Variety of Chilies, Cambray Onions, Chives, Squash.

Fruits: Watermelon, Canteloup, Cherry Tomatoes, Saladette Tomatoes, Olive, Orange tree, Pomegranate, Mango, Cucumber.

Aromatic Herbs: Basil, Lavender, Rue, Rosemary, Peppermint, Mint, Thyme, Oregano.

Farm to Table at Villa del Palmar Loreto

The Mexico eco resort prides itself on serving guests the freshest ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and even in an occasional drink. From spinach to pomegranates, there isn’t much the garden at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto doesn’t provide. The restaurants at the resort boast a number of farm to table menu items so that guests can savor the flavors of very locally grown produce. 

Guest Garden Experiences

Those wishing to can visit the gardens from 9 to 6 p.m., where they can collect herbs for their own beverages or plant seeds that the gardeners will help to cultivate. Garden visits are a great way to get ideas for your own garden, to experience first-hand the initiatives at the eco-friendly resort, and to leave behind your own little piece of organic paradise at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto. 

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