The Minga Agriculture Learning Center
Unique to Minga Lodge & Reserve is our Minga Agriculture Learning Center (MALC), the heart of our conservation and community engagement and where much of the food for the lodge is grown. Situated on over 173 acres, it houses a 10,750 square-foot greenhouse, a 4,300 square foot tree nursery and 25 flowers for a bee garden. Popular superfoods like cacao, plantains and coffee are all grown here. The tree nursery produces 5,000 seedlings every six months, most of which are native Amazon plants. These are distributed as part of the local reforestation program. The MALC is also home to the Melipona Bee Rescue Center and Sanctuary. These small, stingless bees are powerful pollinators and critical to the biodiversity of the area. On average, these beautiful bees pollinate 1000 flowers per day – producing the delicious honey that graces the tables at Minga Lodge.