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.