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Dinner and Presentation: Gardening Like the Forest: Backyard Edible Ecosystems

  • Oct 3, 2012 · 5:30 PM
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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  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.

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  • Randall D.

    Dave Jacke is the Food Forest guru, excellent. "Martha's" meals are always enjoyed.

    October 4, 2012

  • Richard R.

    Thanks for first web site. Did not get that one.

    October 3, 2012

  • Richard R.

    Yes, incorporating all the good useful info into a step by step plan is the question. Each persons area / property being a bit different. Utilizing what you have. * Good to meet you Sunny! Guess you got back safe?

    October 3, 2012

  • Sunny...

    Here are a few links that he mentioned may be of use:

    The Apios Institute supports you to undertake ecological garden design, research, demonstration, and education. We support the mimicry of temperate deciduous forest ecosystems for the production of food, fuel, fiber, fodder, fertilizers, farmaceuticals, and fun.

    His page has some useful handouts & links --

    October 3, 2012

  • Sunny...

    Good stuff. Now, of course, I'm left with the giant question: Now what? (Or, more specifically...where does one start?) Time to check out some books/online links and explore a bit. Cheers, all.

    October 3, 2012

  • Ashley

    This was a great event. Thank you for suggesting it. I would love to attend the class he is teaching in Summertown, but I doubt I can make that happen with my work schedule. :(

    October 3, 2012

  • Sally W.

    Excellent. Loved Dave Jacke so much, I had to buy his books!

    October 3, 2012

  • Mike B.

    Wow..just harvested wild persimmons from my woods & love to attend...

    October 2, 2012

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