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Jerome Osentowski

Jerome Osentowski

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.

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In part 1 from the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, take a tour of the "Food Forest" and learn about fall harvesting, planting, and putting the garden "to bed" for the winter.

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Jerome Osentowski Events

June 3rd, 2017 - 12:00 am

Jerome Osentowski at CRMPI

Location: CRMPI, CO | Authors: Jerome Osentowski

Jerome will be instructing a workshop June 3-4. Day one of these workshops will cover the basics of forest gardening, including successful companion planting for the high rockies, design considerations, getting started, and upkeep. One Day: $150 Two Days: $300

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Category: Farm & Garden | Permaculture
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Forest Garden Greenhouse - How to Design and Manage an Indoor Permaculture Oasis 

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