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- Creating Sanctuary
- Climate Change in your Garden
- Food Forests for the Homegarden
- Practical Permaculture Design
- RainWise Gardening
- Easy Peasy Edibles Plant Once & Enjoy the Harvest for Years
- What the Cluck?!
- Have your Garden & Eat it too!
- Sustainable Landscape Design
- Permaculture 101 for the Gardener ~ How to achieve abundance and build resiliency!
- Rainwise Gardening – How to Manage Stormwater Beautifully; from Raingardens, to cisterns and more!
- Deer proofing your garden
- Careers in Horticulture (aimed at HS and college students)
Jessi Bloom, an award-winning garden designer, Certified Arborist and Certified Prof. Horticulturalist speaks regularly on a variety of topics for groups, large or small. Her informative talks always include valuable handouts and colorful visuals
Perma-What?! How to Design your own paradise with Permaculture!
Food Forests for the Homegarden - Have you wanted to grow your own food but found it is too much work and takes too much of your time? Join Jessi as she discusses permaculture concepts that employ design strategies from nature, so you can grow easy peasy edibles that are low maintenance, resiliant and sustainable. Plant and enjoy the harvest from your edible landscape for years. She will cover basic food forest design and go over some of her favorite low maintenance edible for the Pacific Northwest - all perennials!
Practical Permaculture Design - At this point permaculture is fast becoming a buzzword in the fields of green building and design. But what is it? Permaculture design inherently focuses on solving problems within the context of ecological health, providing for human needs, and building resiliency. You can use the permaculture design process to create more “sustainable” buildings, landscapes, and social systems. Permaculture can be equally applied to a rural farmstead, an urban lot, a city park, an apartment complex, or a bowling alley. In all cases permaculture’s “applied common sense” approach will help you meet client goals while acting as stewards of the earth. What’s more, it’s a lot of fun! We’ll get into permaculture definitions, ethics & principles as well as looking at some of the tools permaculturists use to create functional, integrated designs. We will look at some examples of permaculture systems in action and showcase some “All-Star” permaculture plants for the Pacific Northwest. Finally, we’ll crack out the pens and paper and put some of this new information into practice with a design scenario. This session is intended to pique your interest and get you excited to learn more about the permaculture design system and explore how it fits into your business and life. You will walk away with a better understanding of permaculture design and a variety of resources that you can use to kick start your permaculture education.
RainWise Gardening - Learn how to grow in a drought plus manage and utilize stormwater on your property while adding beauty to your landscape! Come and listen to Jessica share her expertise and discuss rain gardens, cisterns, permeable pavement and other methods that celebrate the rain!
Easy Peasy Edibles Plant Once & Enjoy the Harvest for Years Join Jessi as she teaches you about her favorite low maintenance edibles for the Pacific Northwest – all perennials! Plant them once and enjoy the harvest for years to come, plus arrange them beautifully for a gorgeous edible landscape!
What the Cluck?! -Want chickens? But too scared they'll destroy your hard work in the garden? Learn how to share your own garden with your feathered egg-producing friends. Learn how to create a garden that integrates chickens and utilizes their many strengths which are beneficial to gardeners.
Have your Garden & Eat it too! - Have a small space? Think you can't have it all? Think again - Jessica will show you how to set proirities and squeeze in everything you want into an urban homestead.
Sustainable Landscape Design -Our landscapes and gardens can offer a wealth of benefits if designed and managed well: nutritious food grown for us and for wildlife, shelter and even bioremediation. We will look at our gardens as an ecosystem and explore the ways to make your space more sustainable. What that entails: building healthy soils, good design and planning, as well as proper maintenance strategies to make less work for you and while preserving our natural resources. We will walk through the design process and how to choose plants and prioritize for your space and look at examples of beautiful working examples of sustainable landscapes for inspiration. After taking this class you will have the tools to begin a journey towards making your own garden more sustainable.
Landscape Renovation 101 - For all black thumbs who don't know where to start, Jessica walks through the process of landscape renovation step by step. Learn what tricks and tools professionals use to get the job done!
Other topics include:
Permaculture 101 for the Gardener ~ How to achieve abundance and build resiliency!
Rainwise Gardening – How to Manage Stormwater Beautifully; from Raingardens, to cisterns and more!
Deer proofing your garden
Careers in Horticulture (aimed at HS and college students)
Short version: Jessi Bloom is a best-selling author, award-winning ecological landscape designer, and speaker. She owns N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Services, based near Seattle, which is known as an innovator and leader in the field of permaculture, sustainable landscape design, construction and land management. She is currently an Agriculture Commissioner for King County, and her work has been recognized by government agencies and industry organizations, and makes headlines in national media. She lives near Seattle with her three kids on their permaculture homestead, which is full of functional gardens and rescue animals.
Longer version:Jessi Bloom is a best-selling author, award-winning ecological landscape designer, and speaker. She owns N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Services, based near Seattle, which is known as an innovator and leader in the field of permaculture design, sustainable construction and land management. Her work has been recognized by government agencies, green industry organizations, and makes headlines in national media. Her work as a designer and teacher is also shared with non-profits, schools and includes teaching wellness for the body, mind and soul. She lives near Seattle with her three kids on their permaculture homestead, which is full of functional gardens and rescue animals. Her first best-selling book Free-Range Chicken Gardens (Timber Press 2012) has been praised for being informative and inspiring, changing the way people integrate animals into their landscapes. She also co-authored best-selling Practical Permaculture (Timber Press 2015) and The Wetland Handbook: A Community Guide to Growing Native Plants (King Conservation District, 1998). Her latest book, Creating Sanctuary: Sacred Garden Spaces, Plant-Based Medicine, and Daily Practices to Achieve Happiness and Well-Being, was just released by Timber Press in the fall of 2018. Jessi’s work has appeared nationally in Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, NY Times, Fine Gardening, PBS’s “Growing a Greener World TV”, Martha Stewart Living, Mother Earth News and many other large media outlets. Recognition and accolades for her work includes awards from the Washington State Department of Ecology, the American Horticultural Society, Pacific Horticulture magazine, Sunset magazine, the WSNLA, and WALP. Jessi has built many popular display gardens at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show winning Gold medals.