Creating Sanctuary with Jessi Bloom

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Creating Sanctuary with Jessi Bloom

  • date: December 6, 2018
  • time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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  • Creating Sanctuary: Designing outdoor spaces for healing and sanctuary with Jessi Bloom

    As landscape designers we are asked to create spaces for a multitude of purposes: growing food, dining, lounging with friends, playing catch with the dog – and we strive to make all of those spaces feel unique to the people who will be living in them. When we are asked to create intentional sanctuary, it can require an even more deft hand and close attention to both what the landscape has to offer and what the client truly needs to connect on a deeper level with their environment.

    Drawing from 20 years of experience and her fresh off the press, newly released book, “Creating Sanctuary: Sacred Garden Spaces, Plant-Based Medicine, and Daily Practices to Achieve Happiness and Well-Being,” Jessi Bloom will lead participants through processes used to create the spaces desired to achieve sanctuary or sacred space.

    Using permaculture ethics and ecological layering to start, help guide clients to be more in harmony with the natural world around them, which can nurture their bodies, minds, and souls. This workshop can help a designer with client communication for sensitive projects.

    The Agenda:
    1. Defining sanctuary/healing spaces versus traditional landscapes.
    2. The Design process and special considerations for assessing the site, client conversations and overcoming barriers.
    3. Plants & other elements – selection by layers, ecological services, healing or sacred purpose.
    4. Group work: Design scenarios with charrettes and peer feedback.

    Jessi Bloom is a best-selling author, award-winning ecological landscape designer, and speaker. She owns N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Services, based in the Pacific Northwest, which is known as an innovator and leader in the field of permaculture, sustainable landscape design, construction and land management.

    Light beverages and snacks will be available. CEUs pending.

    The workshop fee for APLD members is $85 with purchase of book, $60 without book. Fee for non-members is $110 with purchase of book, $85 without book.