For the last ten years, and with the help of each intern and volunteer to come through CRMPI during that time, Jerome has slowly crafted and compiled information for his first book on indoor forest gardening. Jerome is the director and founder of Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute - CRMPI - and has been a permaculture designer for thirty years.
He presented his work and book at the recent IPCUK conference in London, and caught the attention of many for his innovative ideas and solutions.
"In this groundbreaking book, Jerome Osentowski, one of North America’s most accomplished permaculture designers, presents a wholly new approach to a very old horticultural subject. In The Forest Garden Greenhouse, he shows how bringing the forest garden indoors is not only possible, but doable on unlikely terrain and in cold climates, using near-net-zero technology. Different from other books on greenhouse design and management, this book advocates for an indoor agriculture using permaculture design concepts—integration, multi-functions, perennials, and polycultures—that take season extension into new and important territory" (From the CRMPI website).