#005 Peter Kring of Finca La Isla: Fruit Forest Maintenance & Farmers Markets

by | Dec 22, 2020 | 0 comments

Meet Peter Kring, a nurseryman, and farmer who has 30 years of 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

We talk about a ton of farming and fruit forest maintenance tips and tricks in this episode! So, to make it easier for you – we’ve created this awesome PDF that contains all of Peter’s best tips! You can download it here!

I hope you enjoy it!

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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. 

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