Great Big Ideas & Takeaways:
- Secrets for growing citrus, bananas, papaya, lychees, and more—in harsh climates!
- How to keep a tropical climate in your greenhouse.
- 5 ways to heat a greenhouse in winter.
- An introduction to climate battery technology.
- The excellent space-saving place to “hide” your worm farm!
- The subterranean heating & cooling system: how it works.
- Building your own heat-retaining rock walls.
- Live demos of Jerome’s compost tea machines & aquaponics.
About The Speaker:
A forager and permaculturist with roots in rural Nebraska, Jerome Osentowski lives in a passive solar home he built at 7,200 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 many accomplishments is hosting the longest-running Permaculture Design Course in the world, now at thirty years running.
QUESTION: Have you ever tried growing in a greenhouse? Are you thinking about adding a greenhouse to your property? Why or why not? Have you ever tried growing anything tropical? What worked and what didn’t? Leave your thoughts below.