In this video, we head to Jason Mraz’s family farm in San Diego, California, where he is growing both specialty coffee and avocados in a single integrated alley cropping system.
This video explores the specifics of the below-ground considerations to think about when managing a coffee and avocado alley cropping system, including how to meet both crops’ water and nutrient needs.
There are many economic, on-farm, and ecosystem benefits that can occur when multiple crops are combined into one agroforestry system such as this, but it’s important to manage competition for water and nutrients in order to reap the maximum benefits. This video discusses how Mraz Family Farm is doing just that.
This video is produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program, under a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.