Our guest this week is Jessi Bloom. Jessi is a Northwest native and comes from a strong background of horticulture and environmental sciences. She is passionate about animals, permaculture and making functional gardens beautiful. She travels nationwide as a speaker and is the best-selling author of Free-Range Chicken Gardens and Practical Permaculture Design. Jessi’s work has gotten press and been featured in many national and local media outlets from the NY Times, Better Homes & Gardens, Sunset Magazine, DISNEY, Martha Stewart Living, Mother Earth News, UTNE Reader, Fine Gardening Magazine and PBS’s Growing a Greener World TV.
I met Jessi quite a few years ago now and we became good friends. She was instrumental in designing and planning our farm and is a big part of the community. Her book, Practical Permaculture Design is a “must read” in my opinion if for no other reason than to get you thinking about how to best utilize and structure your farm or garden and get a better understanding of how Permaculture might apply in your life.