Organic Farmer & Permaculture Expert

Shad has over 13 years of organic gardening and farming experience. He is a certified Permaculture Teacher and currently runs his 2.5 acre highly diversified, beyond-organic farm, Atitlan_Organics in Tzununa, Lake Atitlan. The farm is driven mainly by Shad’s devotion to the collection, adaptation, and disbursement of useful indigenous and exotic plant and animal species. The farm’s centerpiece is a large, diverse plant nursery that boasts over 60 useful plant species. Huevo Verde also sells rare breed poultry, rabbits, ducks. Prior to living in Guatemala, Shad graduated from Johns Hopkins University with degrees in Applied Mathematics and Psychology, and worked in agricultural technology consulting before realizing he wanted to get his hands dirty and start farming full-time. Shad is also a keen fermenter, preserver and home-brewer.