Eric Toensmeier is the award-winning author of Paradise Lot and Perennial Vegetables, and the co-author of Edible forest Gardens. He is an appointed lecturer at Yale University and an international trainer presenting in English and Spanish in the US, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, and the Caribbean. Currently he is writing Carbon Farming: a Global Toolkit for Stabilizing the Climate with Tree Crops and regenerative Agriculture Practices. He has studied permaculture and useful plants of the world for over two decades.