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Biogarden and Biofilters

Biogarden Eco-Hotel Arbol de Fuego
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Biogarden Eco-Hotel Arbol de Fuego

Local benefits:

Share water, a precious ressource for all.

Travellers benefits:

Made through natural filters of rocks and plants for a beautiful green garden.

Benefits to the environment:

Reduce water consumption by reusing waste water and reducing contamination.

Description

How does a Biogarden work?

Waste water from the washing machines enters on one side and comes out filtered on the other side, ready to be used to water the garden. The watering can also be automatized and connected directly to the Biogarden water outlet. The treatment tank is one meter deep (in the case of the eco-hotel Arbol de Fuego) and is composed of different layers of volcanic rocks and specific plants (See illustration below). In the video, Carolina mentions a type of grass that needs 3 times less water to grow than common grass. She explained to me later that these grasses are: Mani forrajero  (arachis pintoi) and dichondra. Watch the video below (subtitles are available in English, it can be activated on Youtube by clicking the menu on the bottom right of the screen).

Find more information in the video above, click on the bottom-right icon to activate the subtitles.

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Seen at

Name Type of facility Environment Country Swap?
Rancho Margot Activities, Community based tourism, Hotels & guest houses, Restaurants & Co rural, montagne Costa Rica Yes
Rio Muchacho Ferme Biologique & Ecolodge Activities, Campings, Hostels, Hotels & guest houses, Restaurants & Co rural, zone-chaude Ecuador Yes
Equipe des employés de Arbol de Fuego Eco-Hotel Arbol de Fuego Eco-Hotel Hotels & guest houses urbain, zone-chaude El Salvador Yes

Provider

NGO ACEPESA in Costa Rica

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