Jan 18 2009 - 9:00am - Jan 18 2009 - 5:00pm

One Day Workshop with Dave Jacke

Gardening Like the Forest: Fundamentals of Ecological Gardening

Ecological gardening attempts to mimic the structure and function of
natural ecosystems in food-producing ecosystems. This workshop explores
the vision, theory, design, and practice of ecosystem agriculture using
the temperate deciduous forest ecosystem as the model. Lectures and
experiential class will reveal the nature of ecosystem architecture,
social structure, underground economics, and succession. Participants
will draw conclusions from these experiences, developing practical
design principles, practices, patterns, and processes for garden design
and management. This is a workshop for gardeners, designers, and
students of gardening, ecology, and design.


Sunday, January 18th, 9:00am - 5:00pm


Early Bird Discount (Before Dec. 6th): $100

After Dec. 6th: $125

Workshop Kit: $185, includes Workshop, PRI Cold Climate annual membership and Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison 


Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)

2501 Stevens Ave.

Minneapolis, MN 55404  

Questions and Registration


Dave Jacke, primary author of the award winning two-volume book Edible Forest Gardens,
has studied ecology and design since the 1970s, and has run his own
design firm—Dynamics Ecological Design—since 1984. Dave is an engaging
and passionate teacher of ecological design and permaculture. He has
designed, built, and planted landscapes, homes, farms, and communities
in the many parts of the United States, as well as overseas. A
cofounder of Land Trust at Gap Mountain in Jaffrey, NH, he homesteaded
there for a number of years. He holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies
from Simon's Rock College and a M.A. in Landscape Design from the
Conway School of Landscape Design.

A detailed resumé is available as a pdf download in the bio at the bottom of the page at

Sponsored by PRI Cold Climate