Forest Garden Design Intensive with Dave Jacke in Spain

Specialist - Forest gardening
Summary information

Edible Ecosystems Emerging:Food Forestry for the 21st Century with Dave Jacke and Juliette Olshock

In this nine-day intensive course, you will dive deeply into the vision, theory, and practice of designing wholesome, dynamic, and resilient edible ecosystems using temperate deciduous forests as models. Dave Jacke and his teaching team will offer lectures, site walks, and experiential exercises to help you understand how the architecture, social structure, underground economics, and successional processes of natural forests apply to the design of edible ecosystems of all kinds. You'll learn a variety of ecological design processes while designing a range of food-producing ecosystems at the Mas Pujou site. We'll also engage with issues of garden management, economics, and the deep paradigmatic shifts required to succeed at cocreating “humanatural” landscapes and cultures. You will leave inspired and empowered to design food forests at home for yourself, and your friends, neighbors and clients.

Dave Jacke is the lead author of the award winning two-volume book Edible Forest Gardens. Dave has been a student of ecology and design since the 1970s, and has run his own ecological design firm -Dynamics Ecological Design in Montague, MA, USA - since 1984. Dave is an engaging and passionate teacher of ecological design and permaculture, and a meticulous designer. In addition to extensive teaching, 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.Read more at

some scholarships are available. Course price is income dependent! Please get in touch with us!

Booking and further information
Contact Details: 
Olot, Spain
900 - 1200 Euro
Contact name: 
Roman & Kate
Dates and times
4 November 2016 to 13 November 2016
Dave Jacke & Juliette Olshock
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