I have heard author and longtime Permaculture teacher and designer Dave Jacke speak several times. He is amazing. His huge 2 volume set on Edible Food Forests are full of experience and data tables on trees and plants that like to live in harmony with each other.
He is speaking at this wonderful dinner prepared from local ingredients by chef Martha Stamps. The dinner is $10/ adult, $5/child.
The Presentation is titled Dinner and Presentation: Gardening Like the Forest: Backyard Edible Ecosystems. The presentation is 6-8 pm and is free
Grow delicious, nutritious food while creating a healthy ecosystem in your backyard by mimicking natural forests! Healthy forests maintain, fertilize, and renew themselves naturally! This talk introduces the vision of forest gardening and some scientific background, a few living examples, and a sampling of some useful perennial edibles you can use in your garden.
Dave Jacke is the primary author of the award winning, two volume book, Edible Forest Gardens. Since 1984, Dave had been an engaging and passionate teacher of ecological design and Permaculture through his firm Dynamics of Ecological Design. He has designed, built, and planted landscapes at homes, farms, and communities throughout the United States and overseas.
Dave will present a course of study Oct. 5-14 at Summertown on Edible Food Forest Gardens. See http://www.spiralridgepermaculture.com under courses tab.
Additionally, before the Dinner is a Farm Market at the same location starting at 5 pm.
All this takes place at West End United Methodist Church 2200 West End Ave.
If you plan to eat dinner, you must RSVP Martha Stamps by 2 pm Oct.1
by emailing her at [masked] put in subject line "Oct 3 dinner and 3 of adults and children in your party
call[masked] for reservatations.