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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

December 3rd, 2015 - 9:15 am

Dave Jacke at Young Farmers Conference

Location: Stone Barns Center, Pocantico Hills, NY | Authors: Dave Jacke

Dave Jacke will teach three workshops at the Stone Barns Young Farmers Conference on December 2-4. They include: December 3: 9:15-10:45- Designing Perennial Polycultures 11:00-12:30- Gardening like the Forest 2:00-3:30- Coppice Agroforestry

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

March 25th, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Dave Jacke at Chestnut Farm

Location: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia | Authors: Dave Jacke

Dave Jacke will be teaching a nine-day intensive course at Chestnut Farm in Victoria, Australia! The course, "Edible Ecosystems Emerging: Forest Garden Design Intensive," will take place from March 25th through April 3rd. For the course, participants will dive deeply into the vision, theory, and practice of designing wholesome, dynamic, and resilient edible ecosystems using temperate deciduous forests as models. All meals are provided to participants, and on-site camping is free. The course has a limit of 30 participants, so register early!

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Category: Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Course 
Book: Farming the Woods - An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests 

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