Dave Jacke has been a student of ecology and design since the 1970s, and has run his own ecological design firm - Dynamics Ecological Design - 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 co-founder 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).
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Video featuring a short interview with Dave Jacke, permacutlure designer and author of the
two volume books titled - Edible Forest Gardening.
Jacke was visiting Cleveland to offer a weekend workshop at the Intergenerational School in Cleveland,
a school focused on experiential education and bridging younger and older generations
in collaborative learning processes.
With the leadership of local permaculture designer Brett Joseph, the edible forest garden was
established in a courtyard of the school, replacing mowed grass and a relatively un-used
space on campus grown into a biologically diverse forest garden for learning, eating,
and community gathering.
To learn more, check out www.edibleforestgardening.com
Christmas trees can resprout after cutting!
This farm in Massachusetts has cut multiple Christmas trees
off the same seedlings they planted 50 years ago . . .