Con Murphy was born a few miles outside Limerick, Ireland, in 1981. He grew up happily in a “small Irish family” with 5 siblings.
Con proudly comes from a long farming background. His father, who was the first of the family to go to university and trained as a veterinary surgeon, continues to work and farm to this day.
Con was growing sweet corn by the age of 5 and had his first flock of chickens when he was 7, with which he started his first successful small business.
After Studying Business and Legal Studies at the University College Dublin, he worked in the real estate industries in U.K and South Africa.
In 2006 Con felt his spirit calling him to Belize.
During his time in Belize, Con founded a land development company, an offshore services firm, and an energy company.
Con retired as secretary of the American Chamber of Commerce in Belize and the Royal British Legion of Belize after many years of service due to the arrival of his daughter Nelia.
With the arrival of his daughter, Con re-discovered his love of Sustainable Agriculture and Permaculture Design, and now follows his passion as a certified Permaculture Designer and Agribusiness international consultant.
Con and his family practice what is now called “self-sufficiency” (but was once just normal life) with cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, geese, ducks, vegetable gardens, and fruit and nut trees at home.
He also spends time trying to catch his daughter’s Shetland pony (who is a cunning little sod), and designs and installs aquaponic systems in his spare time.