An Edible Food Garden is Coming to The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach
The First of Its Kind: Edible Food Forest
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach will be home to a one-of-a-kind edible garden that will resemble the residents’ own private food forest. Residents will be able to participate in activities where they pick their own fruits, vegetables and herbs to use in the privacy of their own home kitchen. As part of The Residences’ programming, interactive classes will educate the residents about the health benefits of what is being harvested.
The crops from the food forest will also be integrated in the on-site resident-only pool-side grille. Executive Chef Ed Boncich will provision seasonal vegetables and herbs and incorporate them into the menu.
This unique amenity will include:
- Fruit Tree Islands: Small islands consisting of well-established fruit trees that will bear fruit immediately or within one to two years of planting (fruit trees may include mango, jackfruit, star-fruit, papaya, etc.). The understory will consist of tropical perennial vegetables such as taro, lemongrass, pineapple, longevity spinach and okinawa spinach among others.
- A Banana System: Along the west edge of the property we will establish a banana system made up of bananas, malanga, pigeon pea, edible hibiscus and papayas, a productive and attractive buffer hedge.
- A Pollinator Island: To ensure proper pollination of fruit trees and to draw attractive pollinators such as butterflies to the garden planted with pollinator and native plants such as milkweed, firebush, passion vine, coontie and others.
- Vegetable Garden Beds: Along the edges of the paths we will install raised garden beds with a variety of annual vegetables, herbs and flowers.
In addition, residents will also be able to create mini personal edible garden on the individual terraces of their residences.
To learn more about The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, contact a sales team member today.