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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.

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Jessi Bloom

Jessi Bloom is a best selling author, award-winning ecological landscape designer, professional horticulturalist, and certified arborist. She owns N.W. Bloom--EcoLogical Services, known for innovation in permaculture, sustainable landscape design, construction, and land management. Jessi is committed to educating others and now spends much of her time teaching, consulting, and speaking nationwide in addition to designing landscapes. Her latest book "Creating Sanctuary: Sacred Garden Spaces, Plant-Based Medicine, and Daily Practices to Achieve Happiness and Well-Being" (2018) by Timber Press, will be released this fall!

Other books - "Free-Range Chicken Gardens" (2012) has been praised for being informative and inspiring, changing the way people integrate animals into their landscapes. "Practical Permaculture" (2015) has been printed in several languages and is used as the textbook in PDC's around the world.

Her work has appeared nationally in Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, NY Times, PBS's Growing a Greener World TV, Martha Stewart Living, Mother Earth News and many other large media outlets. 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 two sons on her permaculture homestead.

You may also be interested in the author's own Web site, www.nwbloom.com and www.jessibloom.com

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