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Dave Jacke: Gardening Like The Forest

Friday, September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Co-hosted by Boston Food Forest

Join us for this in-depth lecture with Dave Jacke, a longtime permaculture teacher and designer.  He will share history of forest gardening, its many benefits, and how gardening like a forest can enrich your life.

Lessons from Nature for Edible Ecosystems and Human Societies

Healthy forests maintain, fertilize, and renew themselves, naturally.  Imagine having an ecosystem like that in your own yard, but it grows your food!  Imagine meeting our own needs while regenerating healthy ecosystems at the same time….  Edible forest gardens mimic the structures and functions of natural forests while growing food, fuel, fiber, fodder, fertilizers, farmaceuticals, and fun.  This talk introduces the vision of forest gardening with some scientific background, a few living examples, and a sampling of some useful perennial edibles you can use in your own garden.  We’ll focus on understanding the social structures of ecosystems, and see what lessons these have for our gardens, and for the ways we organize and understand ourselves as human beings.

Book Signing.

Free and open to all.

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On Saturday, September 22, Dave Jacke and Boston Food Forest come together to provide a one-day workshop at the Boston Nature Center Food Forest. Learn more on Facebook or  Meet Up

*Pre-registration required for the workshop.
Cost is $100 (with some scholarships available, please contact Orion@bostonfoodforest.org)

Dave Jacke, primary author of the award winning two-volume book Edible Forest Gardens, has studied ecology and design since the 1970s. An engaging, passionate, and meticulous designer and educator. He has consulted on, designed, built, and planted landscapes, homes, farms, and communities in the many parts of the U.S., as well as overseas. He holds a M.A. in Landscape Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design (1984). He now homesteads an eagle’s flight from the Connecticut River in Montague, MA. 

A detailed resumé is available as a pdf download in the bio at the bottom of the page at www.edibleforestgardens.com/about_book.html.









Friday 21 September 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm