Monday, August 16, 2010
Recent Jicaro guest Genna Robustelli visited our pigs ("chanchera") here at Jicaro in order to learn about one of our projects for the benefit of the community. The piglets are already three months old and doing fine. We are donating pigs to our neighbor in order to use all leftover food from the restaurant instead of sending it somewhere else. Here we have only two pigs, one will be for the person who is taking care of them, which represents a benefit for his family. So the pigs represent monetary income for locals involved in this project. Eventually we want to improve our biogas cooking system using the pig's excrement, a plan which is already in effect at our sister hotel, Lapa Rios in Costa Rica. (Other photos show the pig pen being built, supervised by owner Karen Emanuel).