Author of Creating Sanctuary: Sacred Garden Spaces, Plant-Based Medicine, and Daily Practices to Achieve Happiness and Well-Being
We all need a personal sanctuary—a place where we can be in harmony with the natural world and can nurture our bodies, minds, and souls. And this sanctuary doesn’t have to be an exotic destination, it can be in your own backyard. In her new book, Creating Sanctuary, bestselling author Jessi Bloom taps into multiple sources of traditional plant wisdom to help readers find a deeper connection to the outdoor space they already have—no matter the size. Equal parts inspirational and practical, this engaging guide includes tips on designing a healing space, plant profiles for 50 sacred plants, recipes that harness the medicinal properties of plants, and simple instructions for daily rituals and practices for self-care. Projects include herbal-based salves and creams, an herbal dream pillow, a smudge stick, a more. Hands-on, inspiring, and beautiful, Creating Sanctuary is a must-have for nature lovers and gardeners seeking new ways to revitalize their lives.
Jessi Bloom is an award-winning ecological landscape designer, best selling author, national speaker, 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.
Her best-selling book Free-Range Chicken Gardens has been praised for being informative and inspiring, changing the way people integrate animals into their landscapes. Practical Permaculture (2015) became a bestseller in less than a month after its release. 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.
Jessi is quite passionate about helping others healing from trauma, a healing experience she went through
She talks about working here way fear and the sometimes “darkness” of PTSD
Her book is full of lots of cool ideas for a better more beautiful life, and one is to create a sanctuary of ourselves
Amy asks about the best plants for in the bedroom
Lots of so called weeds are quite nutritious
Patrick and Jessi talk about his fire ant/tick experience
Water water everywhere…how to manage it sensibly
Want to enhance your dream life with more color and vibrancy? Try some mugwort tea before bed
Jessi also wrote a book about chickens and what amazing pets they can be
Jessi Bloom, creating sanctuary, plants, herbs and more natural living chat, November 15, 2018
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