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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.
Free and open to all.
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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.