Designing Forest Gardens Workshop
Designing Forest Gardens Workshop

Designing Forest Gardens Workshop
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2/15/2019 8:30 AM
225 Chester Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30316, US
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Designing Forest Gardens: 
Assembling Functional Social Ecosystems

Trees Atlanta - Workshop

Featuring: Dave Jacke

February 15, 2019 (Friday)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - Workshop

Workshop Fee: $100 *

(*Discount available: 50% workshop fee discount available to attendees when added through the 2019 Atlanta Canopy Conference online registration.)

Doors open at 8:00 AM - Lunch will be provided

Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center
225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta GA 30316

CEUs available for licensed attendees: GA PLA and ISA (7.0)

 Designing functional ecosystem social structures is the essence of good forest garden design. This full-day, intermediate-to-advanced design workshop is for professionals and other folks seeking practical information on how to design effective food forest polycultures: mixed plantings of useful perennial plants.  

Effective polycultures combine plants in ways that maximize yields, and minimize both competition and the gardener’s work and other inputs needed. In this workshop, we’ll work with the ecological theories behind this most interesting and challenging part of forest garden design. How do the social structures of ecosystems operate, and how can we mimic them? How might we design effective polycultures and the guilds (sets of relationships between flora and fauna) that make polycultures work well? 

Dave Jacke will guide participants through lectures, games, exercises, and discussions intended to shift your way of seeing and thinking while giving you practical tools for your own forest garden design efforts of all sizes and contexts. Participants will practice creating a small-scale design, including an ordering list. 

Lunch and materials are included in this workshop.
Participants may order Dave Jacke’s award-winning, 2-volume book
Edible Forest Gardens directly from his website


Seats for this workshop are limited. A 50% discount for this workshop is offered for participants who also register for the 2019 Atlanta Canopy Conference. You may add on the Friday workshop during your online conference registration.


Dave Jacke is this year’s Opening Keynote Speaker at the Trees Atlanta 2019 Atlanta Canopy Conference: Food Forest Revolution. Please also view more information on registering for the Conference (Thurs., 2/14/19) and a free pre-conference Speaker Series (Wed., 2/13/19).


Dave Jacke is the author (with Eric Toensmeier) of Edible Forest Gardens, a comprehensive, award-winning, two-volume book that constitutes an in-depth course in ecological garden and landscape design. Dave 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. 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, but mainly in the Northeast. A co-founder 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 (1980) and a M.A. in Landscape Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design (1984). 


This event is made possible through support from the City of Atlanta.


$100.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations are permitted before 10 business days prior to the start of class; however, all refunds are subject to a 10% or $5.00 processing fee (which ever is greater). Cancellations within 10 business days of start of class will be refunded at 50%. Registration may be transferred.

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