Soneva Namoona launches tropical organic gardening course

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Soneva Fushi, Maldives – The luxury resort brand Soneva has announced the launching of its tropical organic gardening course, which aims to teach locals from various tropical countries about gardening and plant growth.

The course which debuted on the social media platforms of Soneva Namoona, allowed participants to send in questions and receive answers from the gardening team based at Soneva Fushi

The course which specifically targets to assist those who are self-isolating in tropical countries amidst the global Covid-19 pandemic has a total of 10 episodes in the whole tutorial, which is structured as a beginner’s guide for individuals carrying out gardening activities in various locations such as small balconies, smaller garden patches and even larger land plots, ideally teaching the participants how to grow nutritious vegetables at home.

The Tropical Organic Gardening course was filmed at Soneva Fushi in Baa Atoll and covers a range of topics such as preparing a growing space, planting, maintenance and harvesting as well as quality enhancement of vegetables.

Hosted by Soneva’s Waste-to Wealth Manager Justin Robertshaw, the tutorials are part of the Soneva Namoona project, a partnership between Soneva, international NGO Commons Seas and the islands of Maalhos, Kihaadhoo and Dharavandhoo in Baa Atoll.

The following topics are included in the Tropical Organic Gardening course:

  • Introduction
  • Preparing a raised bed
  • Potting
  • Seeds and planting
  • Companion planting
  • Regular care and maintenance
  • Harvesting
  • Pest control
  • Composting
  • Worm farms

All methods and techniques in the course reflect the expertise of Soneva’s employees and existing practices at the organic gardens at Soneva Fushi.