speaker-info

Jessi Bloom

N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes

Timber Press

Jessi Bloom is a best-selling author, award-winning ecological landscape designer, and speaker. She owns N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes, based near Seattle, which is known as an innovator and leader in the field of permaculture, sustainable landscape design, construction, and land management. Her work has been recognized by government agencies and industry organizations, and it makes headlines in national media. She lives near Seattle with her two sons on their permaculture homestead, which is full of functional gardens and rescue animals. Books by This Speaker: Free-Range Chicken Gardens, Practical Permaculture

Jessi will be speaking at the Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Texas, North Carolina Fairs

Workshops

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What the Cluck?! Free-Range Chicken Gardens

Come learn the basics of how to integrate chickens into your garden, starting with chicken-raising myth busters and moving on to designing habitat for them (and you) to benefit from. Jessi Bloom, ecological landscape designer and best-selling author of Free-Range Chicken Gardens, also shares tips on how to select great chicken garden plants!
Animal Husbandry Organic Gardening

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage

Weeds and Water: Wisdom for resiliency

Jessi Bloom lifts folks' ecological literacy and makes life living on the land easier. She covers two of the most important elements in land management and shares useful permaculture tools and solutions to increase your resiliency. Gain a better understanding of how to effectively manage water on your land, and also learn easy peasy organic solutions to weed management.
Modern Homesteading Organic Gardening

Available In:

Maryland, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Homestead Hustle Stage
North Carolina, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Homestead Hustle Stage

ReWild the Child!

Are you ready to be a part of the wild tribe of little Earth warriors? Learn and play with the power and magic of plants. Decorate and dream up all that we can be. You can even make an herbal dream pillow to take home and put to use! Space limited.
Kids Programming Nature and Community

Available In:

Maryland, Sunday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Kids Treehouse Stage
Oregon, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined
Texas, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Kids Treehouse Stage
North Carolina, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Kids Treehouse Stage

Plant Allies and Medicine for the Earth

Jessi Bloom leads this permaculture workshop about the many powerful uses of plants. A world of botanical alchemy extends to an impressive assortment of applications ... from food to medicine, fuel, fibers, and the wisdom of weeds. Bloom walks through the ways you can put plants to work in your life, from ecological design to improved crop production or help with weed suppression, or from herbalism and making your own apothecary to use for personal health and well-being. You'll walk away with a new understanding of how you can start looking to plants as important allies, in almost everything we do on this planet.
Modern Homesteading Keynote

Available In:

Oregon, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined
Texas, Sunday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage

Perma-What? How to Create a Homestead Paradise with Permaculture

What is permaculture and can it help us to create a more sustainable future? Jessi Bloom shares step-by-step instructions, plus her favorite tips, inspirations and great plants for beautiful and abundant homesteads and lives!
Modern Homesteading Keynote

Available In:

Maryland, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage
Oregon, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined
North Carolina, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Mother Earth News Stage

Gardening with Mushrooms using Straw Bales, Wood Chips, and Recycled Cardboard

Participants in this hands-on workshop will learn how edible mushrooms can be spawned into straw bale gardens, intercropping plants and mushrooms, utilizing mycorrhizae, and vermicomposting with mushrooms in this clever twist to traditional raised gardening techniques. Attendees will also make and receive a small mushroom starter culture to take home! Space is limited.
Modern Homesteading Organic Gardening

Available In:

Maryland, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Grit Stage
Oregon, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined
Texas, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Yanmar Sustainable Agriculture Stage
North Carolina, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Yanmar Sustainable Agriculture Stage