Instructor: Eric Toensmeier, Author and Permaculturist
Tired of paying for expensive vegetables? Concerned about pesticide residues on your child’s fruit? Wondering how to make more sustainable food choices? Join Eric Toensmeier as he explains the basics of permaculture, a holistic approach to landscaping and human culture. Find out how Eric transformed his city lot into his own food factory. Learn which native plants are edible, how to incorporate them into your landscape, and how to meet your needs while regenerating healthy ecosystems. Eric will sign copies of his books, including his most recent one, Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City.
Eric Toensmeier studied and practiced permaculture since 1990. He is the author of Perennial Vegetables and co-author of Edible Forest Gardens with David Jacke. Eric worked as a small farm trainer at the New England Small Farm Institute, managed the Tierra de Oportunidades new farmer program of Nuestras Raices, and is a graduate and former faculty member of the Institute of Social Ecology in Plainfield, Vermont. His current interest is large-scale permaculture farming as a carbon-sequestering solution to climate change. Toensmeier’s writing, consulting, and teaching business is based at www.perennialsolutions.org where he posts his latest articles and videos.