Food is such a big and important part of our life. We need it to survive and to function. At Mango Tree Resort you can be sure that you will get the best dining experience in Lamjung. Most of our vegetables come from our own garden, and are organic. We also grow our own fruits and rice.
What is permaculture?
“Permaculture is a philosophy of working together with, rather than working against nature, of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor, and looking at plants and animals in all their functions rather than treating any area as a single product system” – Bill Mollison, founding father of permaculture.
Even though we only have a small plot, by following the permaculture design and philosophy we have been able to produce enough healthy vegetables and crops (rice) to keep ourselves and (depending on the size of the group) our visitors well fed. Other resources are produced locally, like milk, cheese and fruits. We keep several chickens and fish here as well. We use compost and manure from animals and we do not use harmful pesticides. That’s why our produce is packed with vitamins, minerals, organic matter and taste fantastic. We aim to provide solid alternative living and fresh organic produce for our guests. By selling the surplus in local veggie market we get some extra income.
Basically, we grow food everywhere. We even use our boundary fence as trellis for our green beans and other vegetables. In terms of fruits, we have bananas, mangoes and peaches and we are planting even more fruit trees. Growing food at the source helps combat climate change and our dependency on valuable fossil fuels. By growing locally, not only do we get the freshest produce, it also reduces the need to transport food in fuel thirsty vehicles. It also helps to boost the local economy. Farmers benefit directly from this sort of approach.