Dave Jacke

Dave Jacke has been a student of ecology and design since the 1970s, and has run his own ecological design firm—Dynamics Ecological Design—since 1984. Dave is an engaging and passionate teacher of ecological design and permaculture, and a meticulous designer.

Dave is also the primary author of the most comprehensive work on designing perennial ecosystems, the almost 1000 page, two volume book “Edible Forest Gardens”. It has quickly become the reference book for anyone with a serious interest in designing tree systems for permaculture.

Dave holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Simon’s Rock College (1980) and a M.A. in Landscape Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design (1984). He taught a series of forest gardening courses with Milkwood in March 2013 including an 9 day forest garden design intensive.