During my short visit to the Cliffs Communities in South Carolina last weekend, six of us had the chance to go via helicopter to see all of their communities from the air. It was a beautiful sunny day so we were able to see all of their golf courses, the lakes, miles of the nature preserve, the home sites, the pools, etc.
One of the highlights for me was when we touched down alongside their organic gardens. I had asked if it was possible to see their gardens earlier in the day – not realizing it would necessitate a helicopter and a walk in high heels through dirt. But it was truly worth it. We had a tour with two of the gardeners one who was in charge of the flowers and the other who tends the fruits and vegetables. Flower arrangements and fresh produce are all used in the property’s club houses and restaurants. It was the first time I learned about vegan organic gardening. Later I looked it up on Wikipedia. Makes sense…if health is the goal, not using animal products in the fertilizer seems like another step in the right direction.
Apparently the organic gardens are fairly new to the communities and already they are producing more than can be used in the restaurants and club houses. So now they hold a “green market” periodically so homeowners can also buy fresh produce right from the garden. I have to say…this is another level of spa lifestyle living.