About Tiffany Renée

A former Petaluma Vice Mayor and outspoken advocate of Slow Fashion, Tiffany relaunched Pashm & Co in the fall of 2014 with a very simple but important belief — that fashion can be both beautiful and ethical, and can bring prosperity to where it’s needed most in the world. Tiffany holds a Permaculture Design Certificate taught by 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 President of the Petaluma Grange, and is a beekeeper — studying under 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.

Easy Summer Fruit Tree Plant Guilds

By | June 12th, 2016|Gardening Ideas, Plant Guilds|

Try these plant guilds to grow soil and supercharge your trees' health! Summer is here and so many fruit trees are bursting with Summer sweetness — apples, stone fruits like cherries, peaches, plums, etc, and more (our apple trees are in full swing, as you can see in the photos below). Our grand heirloom apple tree [...]

Permaculture Plant Guilds How-to

By | September 29th, 2015|Design, Homestead, How-to, Plant Guilds|

Permaculture plant guilds combines three or more plants to mirror an ecosystem — producing food, building soil health, and providing food for pollinators.

8 Easy Steps to Design Your Own Hugelkultur Raised Garden Bed

By | August 20th, 2015|Design, How-to|

What is Hugelkultur? Hugelkultur — sounds like hoo-gull,  loosely translated as “hill culture” from German — is an integrated model for a garden because it works at any scale to create solutions. You can design a hugelkultur raised garden bed equally well into a small backyard space or something more expansive. Benefits The advantage of [...]

The 8th & Bee Urban Food Forest Homestead: A Visual Tour

By | August 12th, 2015|Design, Homestead|

Welcome to the 8th & Bee Homestead, our slice of urban food forest homestead-goodness. We rent a single-family home on an approximately 1/8th acre lot in Petaluma, CA. The 1928 Craftsman home was previously owned by George and Mary Reynolds for more than four decades, where they raised a family and were pillars of our [...]