Perhaps it was a childhood firmly rooted in an urban environment which led Banana Tree Consulting’s founder, Liz Solms, to lead a life that has taken her deep into the bush and far into the mountains, always seeking out the most natural and time-honored ways of growing and providing food. Along this path, Liz has worked for international organizations that promote sustainable agriculture, established one of the first organic farming cooperatives in the West Indies, and has offered her services everywhere from coffee and guava plantations, to private coastal villas and local farms.
Liz is dedicated to promoting and refining sustainable agriculture practices in the equatorial, developing world. Her greatest pleasure is providing small farmers with a viable market while enhancing a hotel’s menu with beautiful, local produce. On any given day you may find Liz up to her waist in a cassava field reasoning with a local farmer, or perhaps gardening alongside a villa’s staff team so they can see how it all works first hand.