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CuisinArt Resort & Spa press release -

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CuisinArt Resort & Spa press release -

Postby Anthony » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:54 am

<b>CuisinArt Resort & Spa - Connecting To The Environment And Their Community</b>

To see the positive impact that CuisinArt Resort & Spa has on the island of Anguilla - both on the environment and the people - start with the grounds! This beautiful oasis of tranquility - carefully designed using the Xeriscape principles of conserving water and energy through creative landscaping - showcases tropical trees and plants, herb gardens, and fruit trees. With the implementation of water-use planting zones, efficient irrigation, mulch of decomposed granite, site-appropriate plant species and dune stabilization using sea grapes and other native species, the grounds are thriving and have won several awards from the Professional Grounds Management Association and the Anguilla Beautification Club.

The resort is home to a hydroponic farm - an 18,000-square-foot greenhouse where lettuces, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and many other vegetables and herbs are grown. Hydroponics saves water through the use of recirculation systems and drip irrigation; the drainage is recycled from the greenhouse to feed the outdoor landscape plants. The fruit and herbs harvested from the grounds, along with produce from the hydroponic and organic gardens, are used in the resort restaurants. An on-site water desalination plant fulfills all the resort's water needs, and the executive committee is drafting a green program for the resort, with the ultimate goal of receiving Green Global 21 certification within the next few years. Green Global 21 is the worldwide benchmarking and certification program which facilitates sustainable travel and tourism for consumers, companies and communities.

The resort is proud of their involvement with the Anguillian community. They have partnered with Johnson & Wales University to sponsor extensive training for their Anguillian employees. Those who are selected to attend the university's hospitality and culinary programs in Rhode Island and other North American campuses benefit from the annual in-depth hands-on courses that provide accredited training, and are fully funded by the resort. In addition, CuisinArt Resort & Spa is currently working with the Anguillian government and Johnson & Wales to establish core curriculum hospitality program at the high school level in Anguilla. This professional program will train local educators to teach and guide students who choose a career in the hospitality industry.

CuisinArt is an active supporter of the Anguillian Tennis Academy. This nonprofit program is dedicated to providing the highest quality tennis instruction to Anguillian youth. The academy is founded on the principle of using tennis as a vehicle to empower children to develop the skills and knowledge they need to become responsible citizens of their community. The resort's tennis director is hired from the ATA, and in partnership with the academy uses the resort courts for the children's lessons.

The CuisinArt Resort & Spa strives to be a vital member of the Anguillian community, contributing time, effort, resources and natural beauty to their island home.
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