Thursday 20 February, 2020

Watch: Hyatt Trinidad's hydroponic garden supports food sustainability

There’s a reason why the cocktails and food at the Hyatt Trinidad are so delicious.

Nestled at the end of the Hyatt Trinidad’s waterfront area is the company’s hydroponic garden where its herbs and garnishes such as mint, thyme and basil are all locally grown.

(Video produced by Winston Sobers)

 

The garden, which was installed by Green Age Farms, was designed to take up minimum space while providing maximum output.

The plants are fed through a carefully calculated medium of nutrients which are channelled via an irrigation system.

Food and Beverage Director Ronan Doherty said the idea was to not only cut costs but to also promote food sustainability and bring the freshest meals and drinks to their customers.

Jean Quashie, known fondly by all as Miss Jean, has excelled in her role of Executive Gardener, helping the plants to thrive. 

The garden produces basil, lemon basil, thyme, mint, coriander, lemongrass and more.

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