Jerome Osentowski, Founder of Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, is coming to the Convergence

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Jerome Osentowski, Founder & Director, Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, is coming to the Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence. 

Jerome is author of "The Forest Garden Greenhouse - How to Design and Manage an Indoor Permaculture Oasis" and will be presenting on permaculture greenhouses at the Convergence and also teaching an intensive permaculture greenhouse workshop on Monday, Sept. 4, after the Convergence. He may also do a workshop about perennial economics, the subject of his next book.

A forager and permaculturist with roots in rural Nebraska, Jerome Osentowski lives in a passive solar home he built at 7200 feet above Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley. Director and founder of Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute and a permaculture designer for thirty years, he has built five greenhouses for himself and scores of others for private clients and public schools in the Rockies and beyond. He makes his living from an intensively cultivated one acre of indoor and outdoor forest garden and plant nursery, which he uses as a backdrop for intensive permaculture and greenhouse design courses. Among his accomplishments is hosting the longest-running Permaculture Design Course in the world, now at twenty-nine years running. Jerome and Michael have also been instrumental in identifying, conserving, and propagating heritage fruit trees that have survived and borne crops for over a century in the harsh environment of the Roaring Fork Valley. Jerome’s explorations of sustainable systems and his travels for development projects have taken him to Baja, Nicaragua, Patagonia, Finland, Australia, and the Caribbean. [bio lifted from Chelsea Green Publishing website]

Check out the almost-complete listing of folks who will be presenting at the Convergence.