Conservation in November
Our Conservation Manager, Bruce, and the team started a new initiative this month to share our efforts with guests by adding a ‘Conservation Board’ to our outdoor dining area. This allows our guess to see the activities being undertaken by the team at any time and ask questions or even get involved themselves.
Our ongoing recycling efforts continued this month with over 145kg of bottles, plastic and cans recycled in November. Among the other activities undertaken were weed control, goat removals and the creation of a new vegetable garden.
Vegetable Garden: Our team has created a wonderful new space for our Head Chef to create a thriving vegetable garden. This allows us to provide the freshest ingredients and reduces the amount of product being transported from further afield.
The team took advantage of some down time this month and removed a variety of weeds from the Arkaba gardens surrounding the lodge. This weed removal acts as a firebreak and allows the native vegetation to grow through.
Arkaba and our surrounding neighbours have experienced a large number of goat sightings this month. In November, the conservation team worked to remove 51 goats from the property. The removal of goats (prolific browsers of native vegetation) and other cloven hoofed, introduced animals helps native flora and fauna return to the landscape and to thrive.