One of the biggest problems facing traditional agriculture today is the loss of organic materials contained in the soil, caused among other things by the cultivation of monoculture populations, use heavy machinery and use (and abuse) of agrochemicals.
These processes have produced some grave results: Each year, more than 4 million tons of chemical fertilizers are incorporated into the world’s soil. At Arenas del Mar, we have implemented a vermiculture-based composting system to break down organic waste produced from the hotel´s kitchen. Vermiculture, which uses earthworms to break down organic waste, produces a rich fertilizer which can be used to maintain our gardens and landscaping, thereby eliminating the need for harmful pesticides or chemicals. For more information about our composting program, please contact our sustainability coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.