Meet Peter Kring, a nurseryman and farmer who has 30 years experience in tropical agriculture. Peter has introduced many valuable species into cultivation in Costa Rica and maintains a collection of over 200 species of fruit trees. His farm, Finca la Isla, on the Caribbean coast, offers a plethora of workshops in horticulture, medicinal plants, chocolate making, fermentation, and farm to table practices.
In today’s episode, Peter shares with us his insights into sustainability through producing goods to sell at the farmers market. Peter is an advocate for farmers’ markets and is the president of the committee that manages the market in Puerto Viejo. He also touches on organic certification, what it takes, & whether it’s worth it. Beyond that, Peter shares with us his preferred soil amendments and walks us through some of his fruit forest maintenance.
I hope you enjoy!
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Make sure to check out the 2 videos that we made at Finca La Isla, where Peter describes his grafting process and fruit forest maintenance. You can find those at:
To follow more of Finca La Isla’s adventures in biodiversity and sustainability, check out:
Website – https://www.costaricaorganicsfarm.com/
Maps – “Finca La Isla”
Whatsapp – +50688294929
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Special thanks to Peter Mukuru for editing this episode!
Music: Rite of Passage by Kevin MacLeod