Eric Toensmeier

Senior Fellow, Land Use Solutions

Eric Toensmeier has studied useful perennial plants and their roles in agroforestry systems for over two decades. He is the author of The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agricultural Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security, released in February 2016; the award-winning author of Paradise Lot and Perennial Vegetables; and the co-author of Edible Forest Gardens.

Eric is an appointed lecturer at Yale University. He presents in English, Spanish, and botanical Latin throughout the Americas and beyond. Eric has owned a seed company, managed an urban farm that leased parcels to Hispanic and refugee growers, and provided planning and business trainings to farmers.