Doubletree rooftop garden is another gift that keeps giving

PrintEarlier this week, I wrote about an initiative underway by US telecom T-Mobile. In this post, I highlighted the win/win for T-Mobile and a charity, The Edens Project, which has a cascading effect on the people of Haiti. In an additional post, yesterday I wrote about a captive travel audience and initiatives, which may capture our attention as we fly or stay in accommodations.

When I checked into the Doubetree Melbourne this week I learned about The Very Special Kids Rooftop Garden at the Doubletree on Flinders Street. This garden offers sustainability and also a learning experience for kids to care for various plants in the garden. The garden also provides fresh produce for the hotel’s restaurant.

Created by a Purpose Action Grant from Hilton Worldwide, the grant offers a local solution to strengthen the quality of life for the community.

What is Very Special Kids? Very Special Kids is a hospice for children with life-threatening conditions.

Like the tree planting by T-Mobile’s Bob Jacobsen and his colleagues, this initiative pays forward multiple times, including:

  1. Sustainability.
  2. Source of food for restaurant goers at the Doubletree Melbourne.
  3. Teaching children plant care and to care for their environment.
  4. Fundraising for Very Special Kids.

The rooftop garden is the gift that keeps on giving. I look forward to seeing it on a future stay at the Doubletree Melbourne.