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

Dec 22, 2020

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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!

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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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Biochar and microorganisms come up again and again in these conversations around soil health, plant health, and even carbon sequestering.

Peter takes us onsite, in this video, to one of his fruit forests to explain how he applies these elements into his regenerative systems.

If you like what Peter has to say be sure to check out the full-length podcast interview that we did, as well as the other video we’ve made with him touring his nursery describing his durian grafting process & sharing some insights into propagating trees for sale at the local farmers market, as well as to developers and permaculturists around the country.

You can find both at https://regenerationnationcr.com.

The other video is also on Youtube at https://youtu.be/9bpSvIDTB_0

To follow more of Finca La Isla’s adventures in biodiversity and sustainability, check out:
Website – https://www.costaricaorganicsfarm.com/

FB – https://www.facebook.com/peter.kring.1

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Special thanks to Lekan Ayodabo for editing this video!

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