Todays guest is a good friend of mine who has recently become a member of the Abundant Edge team. His name is Neal Hegerty and he’s the volunteer coordinator and co-teacher at Atitlan Organics here in Tzununa, Guatemala.
Neal grew up in Ireland and spent a lot of time around his uncle’s dairy farm when he was young. He went on to study agriculture in science and began to learn more about alternative methods of farming during his travels and volunteering on wwoof farms. He later went on to get his masters in agriculture and development studies.
In this session we talk about many progressive agricultural techniques such as holistic land management, silvopasture, strip grazing and more. Neal also shares his experiences from managing volunteers from all over the world, and how cattle farming can actually be good for the environment.