• ENVIRONMENT
  • Sustainable Agriculture

Vegetable Garden

For close to 20 years the Foundation has been committed to providing high quality local produce to its community. We produce local vegetables and fruits using compost and our own worm compost. Our vegetable garden covers several acres of year-round production and offers fresh produce to local restaurants, residents of the Punta Cana community and to the restaurants of the Puntacana Resort & Club. For more information about available products, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Aquaponics

Aquaponics is a sustainable fish and vegetable production system that combines traditional aquaculture (aquatic animal husbandry) with hydroponics (growing plants without soil in the water) in an integrated environment. The fish waste provides organic food for growing plants, while the plants naturally filter the water that the fish live in. Our Aquaponics system averages 30 pounds of fresh vegetables weekly (spearmint, basil, lettuce, mint) and every 3 months a tilapia harvest of 170 pounds.

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Beekeeping

When founders Ted Kheel and Frank Rainieri started Grupo Puntacana more than 50 years ago, they encouraged their workers to raise bees and produce honey to generate additional income. This tradition still lives on in the Fundación Grupo Puntacana, producing approximately 2,000 gallons of honey a year, in addition to royal jelly, bee pollen and candle wax from approximately 500 bee colonies distributed throughout the Puntacana Resort & Club.

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Worm Compost

Beginning in 2007, the Foundation has led an innovative worm composting project to convert organic waste from the resort's kitchens and gardens into worm hummus. The project uses a species of earthworm that consumes its own weight in organic waste every day, turning the material into highly productive black soil. The Foundation works with the resort's kitchens to turn tons of food waste into compost for landscaping, golf course maintenance, and vegetable production.

Farmer’s Market

The Foundation realized a bi-monthly Farmer’s Market to encourage consumption of local products and sustainable foods.

Every 15 days at Galerías Puntacana, local producers and entrepreneurs from our community come together to sell their products to our community.