Hello! My name is Jessi Bloom and I am an ecological landscape designer, author and teacher. My passion for ecology and permaculture was a flame that sparked decades ago and has never dwindled. Once I saw that there were answers to ecology’s most intriguing questions, I worked my tail off to not let anything get in the way of sharing ecological solutions to the world. As a single mother and lover of the earth and everything it provides, I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue finding the ways that we can give to the earth, and it will give right back to us naturally. I started NW Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes, based in Woodinville WA, in 2000 to innovate and emphasize awareness of permaculture, sustainable landscape design, construction and land management. I am committed to teaching and empowering others. Currently, I’m preparing to teach more online, and I’ve recently wrapped up my 3rd book, titled Creating Sanctuary: Sacred Garden Spaces, Plant Based Medicine and Daily Practices to Achieve Happiness and Well-Being which will be released in fall of 2018.
You can find my work printed in the NY Times, Better Homes & Gardens, Fine Gardening Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, and UTNE Reader. I have been featured on PBS’s Growing a Greener World TV, regularly speak for Mother Earth News and Sunset Magazine and was a voice for ecological gardening and sustainable living for DISNEY World in 2015. I am appreciative and grateful of the awards and recognition I have received for my work in sustainable practices from institutions including the Washington State Department of Ecology, the American Horticultural Society, Pacific Horticulture magazine, the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association, and the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals.
When I’m not helping others with their gardens, traveling or writing, you can find me outside playing: snowboarding, hiking, running, biking, practicing and teaching yoga and staying strong with Olympic weightlifting. Most of all, I love spending time with my two sons on our permaculture homestead full of beautiful, functional gardens and rescue animals.
To check my current schedule for teaching and to inquire about having me speak for your organization, shoot me a message!