Getting your hands dirty isn’t exactly the first thing you sign up for when you’re planning a vacation, but perhaps it should be – especially when you have the opportunity to tour and explore the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve. For all the water of the sea, Punta Cana receives relatively little precipitation, and plenty of sun, which means that soil conditions are less than ideal for growing. Bio matter generated by the compost program at the reserve is used in fruit and vegetable gardens as part of a sustainability initiative, which gives visitors an appreciation for how difficult it can be to sow seeds in the Caribbean. Touring the compost facility is actually quite interesting and educational, and a look at how the Puntacana Resort & Club is looking toward the future. Food for thought the next time you sit down to dinner.