Ex-roller-derby queen Jessi Bloom is a rock star in the ecological gardening movement

Every animal has a job at the Bloom homestead. Newly hatched ducklings will contribute eggs, eat slugs and provide manure. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)

She’s a model of self-sufficiency, following her own path to permaculture success. And her lectures transcend gardening, taking on a contemporary ecologic ethos.