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Dave Jacke

Dave Jacke

Dave Jacke has been a student of ecology and design since the 1970s, and has run his own ecological design firm—Dynamics Ecological Design Associates—since 1984. Dave is an engaging and passionate teacher of ecological design and permaculture, and a meticulous designer. He has consulted on, designed, built, and planted landscapes, homes, farms, and communities in the many parts of the United States, as well as overseas, but mainly in the Northeast. A cofounder of Land Trust at Gap Mountain in Jaffrey, NH, he homesteaded there for a number of years. He holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Simon's Rock College (1980) and a M.A. in Landscape Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design (1984). You can learn more about his work at He lives in Keene, New Hampshire.

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Dave Jacke Events

June 24th, 2016 - 12:00 am

Dave Jacke at Heartwood Institute

Location: 220 Harmony Lane, Garberville, CA, 95542 | Authors: Dave Jacke

Dave Jacke will lead an intensive on forest garden designs at Heartwood Institute from June 24-July 3. In this nine-day intensive course, participants will dive deeply into the vision, theory, and practice of designing wholesome, dynamic, and resilient edible ecosystems. Dave Jacke and his teaching team will offer lectures, site walks, experiential classes, and design exercises to help you understand how the architecture, social structure, underground economics, and successional processes of natural forests apply to the design of edible ecosystems of all kinds. Cost to participate in this course is set on a sliding scale of $1300-1600. Any payments over the bottom of the sliding scale will go directly into the scholarship fund. Tuition will include camping and organic meals.

Find more details here.

Category: Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Course 
Book: Edible Forest Gardens: 2 Volume Set 

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