LH 89: Permaculture 101
Practical Ways to Apply Permaculture Principles
Have you heard the term “permaculture” but weren’t sure what the heck it was?
Or do you already know a little bit about permaculture, but you couldn’t figure out how to apply it to your garden?
A few years ago, I was in the same boat.
When I first heard about permaculture, I was a little confused and I couldn’t figure out how it was different from organic gardening.
When people tried to explain it to me…they used a whole different vocabulary. And they talked a lot about “systems” which I wasn’t sure would fit into my little backyard space.
Eventually, I figured it out. And my good friend Jessi Bloom was a huge help in my understanding!
Jessi wrote one of the top books on this subject. And you might recognize her name because I had her on the podcast before to talk about backyard chickens.
Today, she shares what permaculture is and how you can use it in your backyard space.
But more importantly…Jessi shares WHY you would want to.
The thing is…
You’re probably already doing many of the practices without even knowing it. Jessi can show you how to bump that to the next level.
And even if you never want to have a full permaculture property, there are a lot of benefits (to you and the earth) if you incorporate just a few aspects into your backyard space.
You will learn:
- What is permaculture
- Why it’s so important
- How you can put it into practice this coming season
- How permaculture is like architecture
- Why garden size doesn’t matter
- What are the systems and how do they work
- How permaculture is not just about your garden
Jessi is an ecological landscape designer, professional horticulturist, certified arborist and the lead designer and the owner of the company Northwest Bloom Ecological Services.
She creates innovative, sustainable landscape design and construction for people near Seattle, Washington.
In addition to designing and consulting on these topics, Jessi also spends a lot of time teaching and speaking nationwide. She has written three books, including Free Range Chicken Gardens which was the topic of Episode 32.
She also wrote Practical Permaculture which is what we’re going to talk about today. She has another book in the works which will be coming out in about a year.
Resources & Links Mentioned:
NWBloom – (Jessi’s website)
Practical Permaculture* – (Jessi’s Book)
Free Range Chicken Gardens* – (Jessi’s book)
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