In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends podcast, Jessi Bloom, Patricia Foreman, and Tradd Cotter discuss soil, what it’s made of, and how to improve the health of your garden and farm soil.
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Jessi Bloom is a best-selling author, award-winning ecological landscape designer, and speaker. She owns N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes, based near Seattle, which is known as an innovator and leader in the field of permaculture, sustainable landscape design, construction, and land management. Her work has been recognized by government agencies and industry organizations and makes headlines in national media. She lives near Seattle with her two sons on their permaculture homestead, which is full of functional gardens and rescue animals.
Patricia Foreman is a sustainable agriculture author, local foods activist, and popular speaker. She has presented workshops and book signings at major national festivals and conferences across the United States. She developed the Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification course. Foreman graduated from Purdue University with degrees in animal science and pharmacy. She has a master’s of public affairs from Indiana University’s Graduate School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Pet believes that we are living in a time of Peak Soil and that we need to turn that around.
Tradd Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist and organic gardener who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast, and cultivating both commercially and experimentally for more than 22 years. In 1996, he founded Mushroom Mountain (which he owns and operates with his wife, Olga, and daughter Heidi) to explore applications for mushrooms in various industries, and he currently maintains more than 200 species of fungi for food production, mycoremediation of environmental pollutants, and natural alternatives to chemical pesticides.
Books by Jessi Bloom
Books by Patricia Foreman
Books by Tradd Cotter
Other books on Soil Building
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