Jacqueline Cramer is a permaculture designer who has worked the land for over twenty years as farmer, educator, planner, landscaper, and community organizer. From operating and certifying three different organic farms, building and maintaining fifteen school food gardens as a nutrition educator, to designing healing gardens for a women’s housing project in Ontario Canada, and designing landscapes and food forests in Seattle, she continues to learn from the land and people she serves.
She is a Board member of P-Patch Trust, a founder of Friends of Beacon Food Forest, and a Seattle Fruit Tree Steward. She advocates for community gardens, organizes public workshops, and teaches classes in growing food and designing healthy systems to serve all living things. She is also an instructor for Roots of Empathy. She enjoys stilt walking and making excursions into nature. She runs a gardening and landscape business in Seattle, Design Collaborators.
With a background in social justice activism, Jake sees food as a gateway to addressing peak oil, climate change, and sustainable economics. Jake began his landscape education studying high-end installation with Gardens By Michealangelo and plant centered pruning with Dierdre Munz, Florabunga. In 2009, Jake combined his love for food and construction co-founding Cascadian Edible Landscapes serving as Construction Manager, Landscape Designer, and Garden Educator.
In June 2011, Jake founded Stone Soup Gardens. SSG designs, installs and supports your urban farm. SSG is an SPU RainWise approved contractor, specializing in rain gardens and cisterns, working to minimize Seattle’s collective runoff into the Puget Sound. SSG also offers a monthly Joy of Chickens course for aspiring chicken raisers. Outside of the garden, Jake works with Sierra Club Environmental Justice and Zero Waste Seattle as the Seattle Bag Monster.
Jenny Pell is a Seattle permaculture designer, consultant, and teacher, whose projects include small-scale urban and suburban design, homesteads, farms, and also permaculture design for public spaces. Jenny specializes in edible perennials and food forests, bringing a sense of abundance, beauty, and diversity into her designs.
When each feature in a landscape serves many functions the resulting synergy among the elements is palpable. Jenny’s passion for Honeyscapes is in combining the abundance of an edible forest garden with a focus on nectaries to give a third yield–living genetic banks of valuable plant material, specifically suited for the Pacific Northwest!
Bob Redmond is a journeyman-level certified beekeeper and member of the Apiary Advisory Council for the national organization Certified Naturally Grown. He has also held leadership positions with the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association and the Beacon Food Forest.
Outside of the bee-yard, Bob has a long history in cultural programming and community organizing in Seattle, including work at Town Hall Seattle, Bumbershoot, Capitol Hill Arts Center, and KBCS 91.3 community radio.