Permaculture for the Earth, Permaculture for the Society, Permaculture Princess Podcast

PPP 16: Urban Gardening & Family Centered Permaculture with Jeremy Brown


In this episode, I am introducing you to someone who inspires me in both my permaculture and spiritual journey. Jeremy Brown is the creator of Brown Bear Wilderness Co. and a fellow Milwaukee permaculture educator, urban gardener, foraging/wilderness guide, husband and father of 5. I met Jeremy when he was hosting a permaculture class at my local library, and I have loved watching his journey ever since! We think very similarly about how taking care of the land, and growing our own food is a way of relating to and living out our faith. And while there are MANY things we could cover in today’s interview, I am focusing specifically on Jeremy’s knowledge of urban gardening, gardening with a large family, and his dreams for wilderness education. So, listen in, to meet my friend, Jeremy Brown, and glean from his experience and wisdom!


In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • About Jeremy, his wife, Raven and his family of 5 children, and their adventure in permaculture and urban gardening.
  • Urban gardening done on a very small lot (.09 acres), in a large metropolitan area. (outskirts of Milwaukee.)
  • A general layout for urban gardeners in Zone 5. Using perennials and annuals, alike. (Gooseberries, Currants, Mushrooms, Elderberries, Grapes, Tomatoes, Kale, Spinach, Lettuce…)
  • How to get started in the urban gardening world or how to plan for growing regeneratively on a small lot.
  • About Brown Bear Wilderness Co. and how spending time recreationally in nature can influence our own landscapes.
  • Gardening/Cooking with a large family.
  • Living with a perspective of abundance and optimism.


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This show is brought to you by ME, Jeremy Brown and my super supportive family! If you would like to support this process, please consider sharing financially with my support squad.

Intro/Outro Music by Scott Holmes, “A Wee Tipple”

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