Bait Ali’s organic farm is currently under development at the northern end
of the camp. We started this enterprise
by setting up a small aquaponics unit (growing fish and vegetables in a
recirculating system) in summer 2012, and since then have been expanding our
food production operation year on year, with trees, forage crops, vegetable
gardens and livestock. We hope to be
producing the vast majority of the fruit and vegetables used in the restaurant
within the next couple of years.
At Bait Ali farm, we are committed not only to chemical free agriculture
(better for your health AND better for the environment), but also to water conservation,
soil improvement, biodiversity protection and enhancement and pioneering novel,
cutting edge techniques in sustainable farming for desert climates. In this way we reduce both the carbon and
water footprints of our business, whilst offering our guests healthier, fresher
and more delicious food.
We have developed our farm in cooperation with Wapatoo (www.wapatoo.co.uk), specialists in
ecological solutions. We are now
periodically offering courses in permaculture, agroforestry and aquaponics for
those who want to learn with us!
Visit our facebook page (www.facebook.com/baitalifarm) to learn more about this exciting enterprise and check for upcoming courses!