About Tiffany Renée

A former Petaluma Vice Mayor and outspoken advocate of Slow Fashion, Tiffany believes fashion can be both beautiful and ethical, and can bring prosperity to where it’s needed most in the world. Her Himalayan cashmere company, Pashm & Co offers ethical and renewable cashmere at Pashm.co. Tiffany holds a Permaculture Design Certificate taught by the late Toby Hemenway and Daily Acts, an MA from California Institute of Integral Studies with a focus in Integral Ecology, and a BA in Women’s Studies from Mills College. Renée is Past President of the Petaluma Community Guild, and is a beekeeper — studying under Christine Kurtz, Ettamarie Peterson and Serge Labesque. She is a 2007 Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and Economy. She frequently speaks on Local Economy and Regenerative Businesses.

2017-07-30 20:51:27

By | 2017-07-31T02:07:34+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Instagram|

Zumbido Vida Garden Tour (part 4 of 4) * * * 🍎🍓🌶🥕🍅🍑🍊🍋🍌🍈🍐🍏🥒🥑🍇🍠 Follow us for photos and tips on how to become Garden Goddess!🍯 *** Tag #tierrachicas to have your 📷 featured *** #permaculture #permie #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #greenthumb #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwater #rainwatercatchment #wormbin #compost #buildsoil #notill #gardener #mygarden #inmygarden #growyourown #crazyplantlady #gaiasgarden #gaia #womenfarmers #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua #expatwoman

2017-07-30 20:18:33

By | 2017-07-31T02:08:04+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Instagram|

Zumbido Vida Garden Tour (part 3 of 4) * * * 🍎🍓🌶🥕🍅🍑🍊🍋🍌🍈🍐🍏🥒🥑🍇🍠 Follow us for photos and tips on how to become Garden Goddess!🍯 *** Tag #tierrachicas to have your 📷 featured *** #permaculture #permie #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #greenthumb #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwater #rainwatercatchment #wormbin #compost #buildsoil #notill #gardener #mygarden #inmygarden #growyourown #crazyplantlady #gaiasgarden #gaia #womenfarmers #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua #expatwoman

2017-07-28 15:51:40

By | 2017-07-29T02:08:42+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Instagram|

This little plant is known as a chain of hearts or rosary plant (Ceropegia). ♥️ My mom had one when I was growing up that I just loved. When it flowered, it was especially beautiful. She had so many house plants. I'm sure my my love of plants and animals comes from watching her care for these magnificent creatures. 🌱🐱 She is kind of a unicorn 🦄 with house plants especially. There were some that were around for most of my youth, they were like close friends. But I was generally wired to make friends with plants and animals. We would go camping quite a bit. After getting into camp, I would go exploring, making new friends. Some human, mostly plants and creatures. They would show me cool hiding places or help me to climb hillsides. At my house in Fair Oaks by the American River I would spend hours outside every day during the summer making friends. And when my brother Adam was old enough I'd take him to secret places along the creek out to the river, exploring these magical places where fairies and gnomes hid. Many hot days I would sit in the shade with my back against a tree, reading a book near my my neighbor's beehives. Watching the bees, spotting fairies dart through the oak woodlands, delighting at a salmon returning up the river to give her life for the next generation. These were moments when I came to understand that my role was to speak for the protection of these magical places, these magnificent creatures, this precious ecology of relationships. I'm grateful to my mom for helping me see the world differently, for giving me space to explore, and climb and be free to wonder as wonder. * * * 🍎🍓🌶🥕🍅🍑🍊🍋🍌🍈🍐🍏🥒🥑🍇🍠 Follow us for photos and tips on how to become Garden Goddess!🍯 *** Tag #tierrachicas to have your 📷 featured *** #permaculture #permie #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #greenthumb #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwater #rainwatercatchment #wormbin #compost #buildsoil #notill #gardener #mygarden #inmygarden #growyourown #crazyplantlady #gaiasgarden #gaia #womenfarmers #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua #expatwoman

2017-07-27 16:04:42

By | 2017-07-28T02:08:21+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Instagram|

So glad to connect with Meaghan, show her our little cacao tree here at Zumbido Vida and taste this lovely chocolate. 🍫 Just had to share the bars, the handmade packaging. It's even wrapped in foil and sealed with a 💗. What a treat! Be sure to follow her journey growing #cacao and #handmade #chocolate @cacaoterranicaragua #bestchocolateever #matagalpa #nicaragua #farmtobar #madeatorigin #madewithlove #darkchocolate

2017-07-26 15:09:11

By | 2017-07-27T02:17:41+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Instagram|

This guy! ❤️ I'm so grateful to be on this journey with him. Even if we don't have 220 electric for a dryer and our clothes are never fully dry in wet season. * * * 🍎🍓🌶🥕🍅🍑🍊🍋🍌🍈🍐🍏🥒🥑🍇🍠 Follow us for photos and tips on how to become Garden Goddess!🍯 *** Tag #tierrachicas to have your 📷 featured *** #permaculture #permie #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #greenthumb #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwater #rainwatercatchment #wormbin #compost #buildsoil #notill #gardener #mygarden #inmygarden #growyourown #crazyplantlady #gaiasgarden #gaia #womenfarmers #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua #expatwoman

2017-07-26 07:54:33

By | 2017-07-26T14:07:24+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Instagram|

I left my heart in Petaluma. ❤️ #nostalgia * * * 🍎🍓🌶🥕🍅🍑🍊🍋🍌🍈🍐🍏🥒🥑🍇🍠 Follow us for photos and tips on how to become Garden Goddess!🍯 *** Tag #tierrachicas to have your 📷 featured *** #permaculture #permie #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #greenthumb #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwater #rainwatercatchment #wormbin #compost #buildsoil #notill #gardener #mygarden #inmygarden #growyourown #crazyplantlady #gaia #womenfarmers #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua #expatwoman

2017-07-26 05:41:44

By | 2017-07-26T14:07:59+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Instagram|

Well, hello there! #cafenica #coffeebear #bear #morningcoffee * * * 🍎🍓🌶🥕🍅🍑🍊🍋🍌🍈🍐🍏🥒🥑🍇🍠 Follow us for photos and tips on how to become Garden Goddess!🍯 *** Tag #tierrachicas to have your 📷 featured *** #permaculture #permie #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwater #rainwatercatchment #wormbin #compost #buildsoil #gardener #mygarden #inmygarden #growyourown #gaia #womenfarmers #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua #expatwoman

2017-07-25 11:26:42

By | 2017-07-25T14:07:23+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Instagram|

Metallic green bee! 🐝 This bee was a bit upset after I removed a large lemon grass plant taking over the herb garden. I think there may have been an in-ground nest. I discovered some interesting larvae when I was planting new herbs. May have been bee larvae. But I did not see other usual signs like food stores for baby bees. Hard to know. Beautiful bee though! 😭 * * * 🍎🍓🌶🥕🍅🍑🍊🍋🍌🍈🍐🍏🥒🥑🍇🍠 Follow us for photos and tips on how to become Garden Goddess!🍯 *** Tag #tierrachicas to have your 📷 featured *** #permaculture #permie #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #greenthumb #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwater #rainwatercatchment #wormbin #compost #buildsoil #notill #gardener #mygarden #inmygarden #growyourown #crazyplantlady #gaiasgarden #gaia #womenfarmers #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua #expatwoman