Permaculture Realized Podcast Episode 14, Edible Forest Gardens, Coppice, and Culture Design with Dave Jacke

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Edible Forest Gardens with Dave Jacke


Episode 14, Edible Forest Gardens, Coppice, and Culture Design with Dave Jacke




Today I had the honor to talk about Edible Forest Gardens with Dave Jacke who has been mentioned several times already in previous episodes. He was the co-author of the book that I’m no longer allowed to call the “bible” of designing edible forest garden ecosystems, which is Edible Forest Gardens Volumes 1 and 2.
I had the great opportunity to take an ecological design course taught by Dave back in 2012 and I’m still using a lot of what I learned to this day. In this interview we talk about what inspired the Forest gardens book, as well as what’s wrong with it. We also discuss the new book he’s working on about Coppice Agroforestry. Then we move on into social and cultural ideas about design, interconnectedness, and the commons.

Topics Covered in Sequence:
1. What inspired the writing of Edible Forest Gardens.
2. Dynamic mineral accumulators, The Controversy
3. What’s wrong with lawns?
4. David and Mark Krawczyk’s new Coppice Agroforestry book
5. Carrying water in baskets?
6. Social/Culture Design in Permaculture
7. The Myth of the Tragedy of the Commons (wikipedia)
8. Our connection to ourselves, to eachother, and to the land
9. The design process as cultural evolutionary accelerator

Don’t forget to check out Dave’s websites and help support the cause if you can! and

More great guest interviews are coming up soon on the Permaculture Realized Podcast. 

Thanks BARC for composting food waste on our site, providing us with copious free organic matter and feed for pigs and chickens! Let's keep closing the loops!