No longer at Eco Centro Soneva Fushi
No longer at Eco Centro Soneva Fushi
Details
Commenced:
01/11/2010
Submitted:
16/02/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
Soneva Fushi , Baa Atoll, MV
Website:
www.permaculturemaldives.blogspot.com
Climate zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical





My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)


Followers
Abdullah Nugent Ana Loichot Andrew Cameron Andrew Ogden Cheryl Smith Claudette Fleming Darla Schoenrock David Rivera Ospina Edwina Vine Floyd C. Constable Flynn Ritch HADI NASSAR Hannes Dettmann Hunter Heaivilin Jose Dib Maria Svennbeck Mark Brown Matthew Downs Sam Campbell Stephanie Garvin Tim Auld Ute Bohnsack Zeljko Serdar

Back to No longer at Eco Centro Soneva Fushi

Soneva Gili Resort building a sustainable future

Project: No longer at Eco Centro Soneva Fushi

Posted by Mark Garrett almost 8 years ago

Soneva Gili Resort Maldives is now in the process of designing an Eco Centro “Waste to Wealth Center. to see full story with pictures go to www.permaculturemaldives.blogspot.com

Soneva Gili Resort is now in the process of designing an Eco Centro “Waste to Wealth Center.

 

The project started back in early 2011 when I was asked to go and assess the current herb and vegetable gardens. As with Soneva Fushi the soil Ph was high in alkalinity 8-10 and no soil life after 10 years of no organic matter returned to the impoverished soil which is really sand. Vegetables and herbs had been grown through the use of imported cow dung, coco peat and compost.

 

 

Soneva Gili does produce Bio Mass, food waste like any other resort and from the STP (Septic Treatment Plant) nutrient rich water. As shown at Soneva Fushi just by adding food waste in a deep pit combined with the existing poor soil and toped with mulch and planted with nitrogen fixing plants soil Ph and soil life can be restored in a short space of time, about 1 Ph point per month. 

 

Compost and mulch is also required as in the tropics these need to be added at least 6 weekly and I would go sooner with a fertilizer programme of every 2 weeks alternating with organic matter (compost, mulch) and a liquid fertilizer.

 

As Six Senses Resorts philosophy is SLOW LIFE Sustainable.Local.Organic.Wellness    Learning Inspiring Fun Experiences Eco Centro’s are essential to handle all waste inputs and waste generated on the Resorts.

 

Soneva Gili is now building their Eco Centro.

 

As with all Permaculture design all principles have been employed during the design and construction. We have redesigned the mushroom growing areas to incorporate ease of use through necessary work stations linked together and minimizing the need for energy by designing in cross flow ventilation where needed and sealed doors where necessary in the air conditioned starting container which will be insulated and clad.

Polystyrene boxes will be used as insulation and 20 % crushed glass will be added to cement for the floor slabs.

 

The Eco Centro will become a Waste to Wealth Centre, Food production unit (Mushrooms) Educational center with the aim to be self supporting through revenues from recycling metals, compost production, food cross charged to the various kitchens.

There is also the carbon emissions saved due to the recycling, reduction in food miles, guest experience, marketing benefits leading to increase in guest stays due to the Intelligent Luxury, SLOW LIFE focus.

 

All in all a Permaculture principle success of at least 3 uses.

 

With out the completion of the Eco Centro the benefits are already been seen.

 

I was invited to speak at a MMF Mangroves for the Future Conference held in the Maldives. The learning seminar was on Sustainable Tourism and Coastal Care.

MFF was established post 2004 Tsunami with Bill Clinton Ex US President as Patron.

MFF has 8 participating countries, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Seychelles, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and the Maldives.

 

The topic was on the Waste to Wealth management Six Senses employees and how it can be replicated as these countries need to address the same issue... Turning waste to Wealth and not polluting their coastal waters. 

 

The following day after the conference 30 attendees toured Soneva Gili Resort looking at all heart of house facilities and the vegetable garden and the under construction Eco Centro. Comments were very positive confirming they had not seen a resort as committed or transparent about their operations and environmental policy.

Soneva%20gili%20251011%20020 Soneva%20gili%20251011%20066 Soneva%20gili%20251011%20097 Soneva%20gili%20251011%20092

Comments (1)

You must be logged in to comment.

Flynn Ritch
Flynn Ritch : I'm enjoying reading your progress, it's very encouraging. I'm reflecting on the importance of soil building especially, and the idea that if all resorts could be like this how people might be able to go back home reflecting on their own environmental impact too. R
Posted almost 8 years ago

Report Flynn Ritch on Soneva Gili Resort building a sustainable future

Reason:

or cancel

Courses Taught Here!
Project Badges
Rural Residential Commercial Community School Demonstration Educational
Administrators
Mark Garrett - Admin
Team Members

Report No longer at Eco Centro Soneva Fushi

Reason:

or cancel

Hide No longer at Eco Centro Soneva Fushi

Reason:

or cancel

Hide Soneva Gili Resort building a sustainable future

Reason:

or cancel

Legend of Badges

Note: The various badges displayed in people profiles are largely honesty-based self-proclamations by the individuals themselves. There are reporting functions users can use if they know of blatant misrepresentation (for both people and projects). Legitimacy, competency and reputation for all people and projects can be evidenced and/or developed through their providing regular updates on permaculture work they’re involved in, before/after photographs, etc. A spirit of objective nurturing of both people and projects through knowledge/encouragement/inspiration/resource sharing is the aim of the Worldwide Permaculture Network.

Member

Member

A member is a permaculturist who has never taken a PDC course. These cannot become PDC teachers. Members may be novice or highly experienced permaculturists or anywhere in between. Watch their updates for evaluation.

Male memberFemale member

Permaculture Matchmaker

One of these badges will show if you select your gender and the "I'm single, looking for a permaculture partner" option in your profile.

unverified

PDC

People who claim to have taken a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course somewhere in the world.

verified

PDC Verified

People who have entered an email address for the teacher of their PDC course, and have had their PDC status verified by that teacher. Watch their updates for evaluation.

pri_verified

PRI PDC

People who’ve taken a Permaculture Research Institute PDC somewhere in the world.

pdc_teacher

PDC Teacher

People who claim to teach some version of PDC somewhere in the world.

pri_teacher

PRI Teacher

With the exception of the ‘Member’ who has never taken a PDC, all of the above can apply to become a PRI PDC Teacher. PRI PDC Teachers are those who the PRI recognise, through a vetting board, as determined and competent to teach the full 72-hour course as developed by Permaculture founder Bill Mollison – covering all the topics of The Designers’ Manual as well as possible (i.e. not cherry picking only aspects the teacher feels most interested or competent in). Such teachers also commit to focussing on the design science, and not including subjective spiritual/metaphysical elements. The reason these items are not included in the PDC curriculum is because they are “belief” based. Permaculture Design education concerns itself with teaching good design based on strategies and techniques which are scientifically provable.

PRI PDC Teachers may be given teaching and/or consultancy offerings as they become available as the network grows.

pri_teacher

Aid Worker

The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to be involved in permaculture aid work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture aid worker experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.

pri_teacher

Consultant

The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to do paid permaculture design consultancy work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture consultancy experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.

community

Community Project

Community projects are projects that help develop sustainable community interaction and increase localised resiliency.

Report Soneva Gili Resort building a sustainable future

Reason:

or cancel

Feedback