104: Jerome Osentowski on Growing an Indoor Food Forest
Jerome has spent the last 30 years developing indoor and outdoor forest farming technology at his location in Basalt, Colorado. He is the founder and director of the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute dedicated to education, research, and demonstration. He is also the author of The Forest Garden Greenhouse: How to Design and Manage an Indoor Permaculture Oasis, published by Chelsea Green in the fall of 2015.
Listen in and learn about:
- Creating an Indoor Food Forest and why he started with that
- Permaculture – what it is to Jerome
- Perennial Polyculture
- Carbon Farming
- Climate Battery
- Agroforestry and all different variations of that which are connected
- Starting an International Agroforestry school
As well as:
- His biggest failure and what he learned from it
- What drives him
- And his one piece of advice for Urban Farmers
Book written by Jerome:
The Forest Garden Greenhouse: How to Design and Manage an Indoor Permaculture Oasis
Books he recommends:
Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City
by Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates
The Carbon Farming Solution by Eric Toensmeier
The End of Nature by Bill McKibben
Where can you find Jerome?
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