21 Acres: Introduction to Permaculture – Sept 14

A free introductory class on permaculture as a pre-cursor to the course, Practical Permaculture, offered on October 3. Intended for those interested in understanding how to work with the natural world to provide abundant harvests and a resilient built environment. You can use the permaculture design process to create more “sustainable” buildings, landscapes, and social systems.

Jessie Bloom’s most recent book with Dave Boehnlein is well illustrated and chalk full of insight into the practice of permaculture. Jessi will be available for book-signings.

  • 6:30 p.m. – book-signing and mingling
  • 7-8 p.m. – class
  • 8-8:30 p.m. – book-signing and continued discussion


Jessi Bloom is an award-winning ecological landscape designer, professional horticulturalist, and certified arborist. She is lead designer and owner of N.W. Bloom—EcoLogical Landscapes, known for innovation in sustainable landscape design, construction, and maintenance. Jessi is committed to educating others and now spends much of her time teaching, consulting, and speaking nationwide in addition to designing landscapes.

Jessi BloomHer best-selling book Free-Range Chicken Gardens has been praised for being informative and inspiring, changing the way people integrate animals into their landscapes. Recognition for her work includes awards from the Washington State Department of Ecology, the American Horticultural Society, Pacific Horticulture magazine, Sunset magazine, the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association, and the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals. She lives north of Seattle with her sons on her permaculture homestead. Click here to read more about Jessi.

 All proceeds benefit educational programming at 21 Acres and initiatives related to accelerating social change toward more sustainable ways of growing, eating and living that protect the environment while supporting a better quality of life. Learn more about 21 Acres’cancellation and refund policy.