Brazil's Inhotim is a sustainable art park

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brazilian paradise

credit: Myra B.

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The huge benches are from the Bahia area of Brazil and are made of old logs. There are 160 of the around the grounds.

Every effort has been made to make the site sustainable. Their environmental management system includes the conscious use of natural resources, frugal use of raw materials, minimum generation of waste and maximum recycling.

All organic material from the maintenance of the gardens as well as the organic waste from the restaurants and snack bars are recycled and transformed into an organic compost rich which is used in the planting and maintenance of the botanical species.

Currently the park has five ornamental lakes, totaling some 40 thousand square meters of water surface. These are used as reservoirs for irrigation. There is no rain for six months of the year.