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Q & A with Jerome Osentowski from the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute

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We've been doing a lot of video blogging here at CRMPI lately and wondered if any of you wonderful permies have any questions or things you'd like to see demonstrated or explained. We have an expansive forest garden, many hugelkultur beds, a large tropical greenhouse with a climate battery, a mediterranean greenhouse, two other smaller greenhouses, herbal medicine that we grow and sell, animals, a lifetime of failures and success in the permaculture world and much much more! Feel free to post any questions or thoughts you have! Or you could even email us. Our blog is http://crmpiblog.ning.com/ and our website is http://www.crmpi.org/CRMPI/Home.html

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Funny, I was just thinking about your greenhouse designs last night and a question I had -- awesome!

I was wondering what your thoughts are about building a green house design with your climate battery ideas (great video btw!) that also incorporates fish runs like Will Allen's at Growing Power. Where most of his fish runs are buried to 3' (if I remember correctly), in order to achieve thermal storage in the soil.
Would that work with your designs?
Do you think it would supplement the heat storage in the ground?
Would it detract from your designs?
Any other thoughts you have?

I ask b/c in the video it appeared that on the blueprints of the Steamboat greenhouse, which the gentleman scrolls through, that some water storage/aquaponics were in above ground containers. Which seems like a great idea for solar thermal gain.


ps I have steered some family that live in your neck of the woods to stop by and visit your place during open house.
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