The Most Impressive Permaculturalist You’ve Never Heard Of: Alex Kronick of Caoba Farms
Abundant Edge Podcast
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I have an unusual interview for ya’ll today since I actually wont be the one conducting the interview. Instead, Neal Hegarty, one of the lead designers and team members here at Abundant Edge will be taking the reigns since he’s actually known Alex Kronick of Caoba farms in Antigua Guatemala for years and is good friends with him. Now I call Alex, the most impressive permaculturalist you’ve never heard of because he likes to keep a low profile, but to his credit, his farm and enterprises are truly impressive. He co-manages an incredibly diverse biointensive market garden within the town that also has a farm to table restaurant, farmers market and organic local goods store. Around the peripheries of the farm he raises many varieties of animals, fruit trees, perennial crops and bokashi composting. He’s raises snails and has an exotic plant nursery and seed saving operation. It’s the most complete and functional permaculture operation that I’ve seen anywhere in the world.
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