Kenny Coogan, Author

Kenny Coogan is a freelance writer, author and permaculturist in Florida. He has been growing carnivorous plants for more than 15 years. In 2019 he started his carnivorous plant business in Tampa, FL and in the summer of 2021 he quite his 9-5 job to expand his hobby into a business. Coogan has a Masters of Art in Global Sustainability and is passionate about growing his own food in addition to growing carnivorous plants.

Coogan also has a B.S. in animal behavior. His children’s book titled "A Tenrec Named Trey (And other odd lettered animals that like to play),” is an eight story anthology regarding bizarre but real exotic animals. He is a regular columnist for Backyard Poultry, Countryside, and Hobby Farms.

In addition to growing annual vegetables from seed in his greenhouse and then transplanting them into one of his six raised vegetable beds, Coogan is transforming his homestead into a permaculture landscape. Free tree trimmings are used as mulched pathways, 70 year old oak trees serve as trellises for passionfruit and loofa vines and a half dozen rain barrels store valuable rainwater for supplementing the vegetable gardens. Edible trees, including various bananas and citrus, Moringa, Chaya, katuk (Sauropus androgynus), loquat, pomegranate, jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), peanut butter (Bunchosia argentea) and miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum), now grow where sandy soil once laid unproductively. He shares his one acre Florida homestead with cats, chickens, ducks, and a Moluccan cockatoo named Buddy.

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