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What the Cluck?! Getting Started on Gardening With Chickens

Jessi Bloom - Timber Press
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Workshop Level: Beginner
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Come learn the basics of how to integrate chickens into your garden, starting with chicken raising myth busters and moving on to designing habitat for them (and for you to benefit from). Jessi Bloom, best-selling author of Free-Range Chicken Gardens, will also share her favorite top 10 chicken garden plants!

Speaker Bio

Jessi Bloom is an award-winning ecological designer and a best-selling author, as well as a certified professional horticulturalist (CPH) and ISA certified arborist. Her business, N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes, has been designing/building sustainable gardens and maintaining them organically for 14 years. She is passionate and specializes in edibles, ecology, animals, permaculture and making gardens highly functional and beautiful. She now travels nationwide promoting her books and teaching sustainability to both the public and the green industry. She volunteers and serves on many local community advisory boards and is the chair of the sustainability committee for the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD). Bloom's leadership in the green industry, combined with her artistic design talents, have brought N.W. Bloom numerous environmental awards, including the Department of Ecology's Governor Award for Sustainability and many from popular gardens she built at the N.W. Flower and Garden Show.

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