Building at the EcoPark is continuing at a rapid pace. The first tours are beginning next month. While the park will not be fully completed until March 2017, tours will begin early. We want to leave the park under construction so that groups can come and be a part of the process. The groups will help us build mud walls and plant trees so that they can play a direct role in helping Bali’s environment. However, we don’t want to totally depend on tourists’ helping us. Our construction crew has been working at a faster and faster pace to be ready for these November tours. The park has totally transformed in the last two weeks. They have been building stairs, planting trees, marking where the gardens will be plus more. The tourists will help on many of the smaller projects.
We believe that for tour groups coming to Bali helping beautify the land will be something exciting. These tours and the related activities are something far from the typical tourist experiences. These programs will be both educational, with lectures and discussions, and also experiential with a chance to leave a lasting impression on the park and even all of Bali. It goes along with the idea of leaving a place better than you found it. Our Zero Waste training programs will allow tourists to leave an impact on Bali. By planting trees and building sites with organic materials, they will help leave the island better than they found it. By next month all of the initial structures will be completed. The gardens and composting areas will be ready. We will still need help building boarder walls. This is where the tour groups come in. They will also have the opportunity to tend to our gardens and plant more trees.