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Episode 16 Permaculture and Cannabis with Jessi Bloom

Tad’s guest in this episode is Jessi Bloom. Jessi is a NW native and comes from a strong background of horticulture and environmental sciences. She is passionate about animals, permaculture and making functional gardens beautiful. She travels nationwide as a speaker and is the best-selling author of Free-Range Chicken Gardens and Practical Permaculture Design. Jessi’s work has gotten press and been featured in many national and local media outlets from the NY Times, Better Homes & Gardens, Sunset Magazine, DISNEY, Martha Stewart Living, Mother Earth News, UTNE Reader, Fine Gardening Magazine and PBS’s Growing a Greener World TV.

Tad met Jessi quite a few years ago now and they became good friends. She was instrumental in designing and planning his farm and is a big part of her community. Her book, Practical Permaculture Design is a “must read” in Tad’s opinion if for no other reason than to get you thinking about how to best utilize and structure your farm or garden and get a better understanding of how Permaculture might apply in your life. Her website is

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