Did you know that if you where to come stay at The Sands at Nomad you would be served Free Range, Organic Eggs laid by happy chickens which are not fed the mass food supplements such as Layer’s Mash? Well now you do. If this doesn’t encourage you then let us make you feel even better.
Plate scrapings are quickly eaten by the Chickens
Let us say you had a Dinner at the Nomad Beach Bar or the Fine Dining Experience and you felt that you were unable to finish your meal, don’t worry about the ‘waste’! We have an army of Chickens which will make short work of plate scrapings from both the guests meals and the staff. So it’s not wasted at all.. in-fact it actually SAVES money, Fuel and Logistical planning due to the circular-ness of the system.
Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables and EGGS come off the Organic Farm to the Nomad Restaurant and the Sands Boutique Hotel, this is made into meals for our guests, who might leave some left-overs on their plates, of which the meat waste is turned into pet food and the remaining plate scrapings goes to the Chickens.. to encourage them to lay more EGGS.
It doesn’t stop there however, the plate scrapings (WASTE) the chickens eat gives them the energy to form EGGS, and then it is excreted in one of the best animal dung types available.. this Chicken dung is then taken and added to the COMPOST piles to be broken down into Marco and Micro-nutrients.. which will go back onto the farm to help grow the Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs.. Tada, around we go.
Above- Chicken ‘scat’ and wood chips for Compost making
In case you are interested- What is a Circular Economy? According to the Ellen Mac Arthur foundation:
A circular economy aims to keep products, equipment and infrastructure in use for longer, thus improving the productivity of these resources. Waste materials and energy should become input for other processes: either a component or recovered resource for another industrial process or as regenerative resources for nature (e.g., compost). This regenerative approach is in contrast to the traditional linear economy, which has a “take, make, dispose” model of production.
The Chickens will naturally use wood ash or dust to remove parasites. Do you have wood ask that needs a use? 😉
The Sands, Thinking Green