Eden Arising: Ecological Design as a Spiritual Practice
Explore the inner landscape of our relationship with nature and the way it is reflected in the world around us with David Jacke, a visionary leader in ecological design
Explore the path to building an earthly paradise where we live in peace and harmony with nature, where it's beautiful, and where fertile soil allows good food to easily be grown at Eden Arising: Ecological Design as a Spiritual Practice, a Roots and Wings presentation by David Jacke, on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00 PM at South Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance HERE as well as at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
The Garden of Eden, the legendary “garden of God,” is described in Jewish, Christian and Muslim scriptures as a lush well-watered place where every type of food-producing plant grew abundantly.
Is this kind of garden possible today? “Yes,” says David Jacke, award-winning author and charismatic ecological designer whose methods have transformed yards and gardens around the world into productive paradises.
Eden is also the archetype for building an earthly paradise where we live in peace and harmony with nature.
In Eden Arising: Ecological Design as a Spiritual Practice, David Jacke explores the way in which we need to move as cultures toward the earlier understanding of interconnectedness of people and nature that is called up in Jewish and Christian scripture by Eden, but is found more easily and readily in Native American, Celtic, Buddhist, and other traditions.
"Permaculture goes way, way beyond just food production to redesigning our whole culture to mimic the principles, patterns, structures and functions of natural ecosystems. That includes our social relationships, our economy, our resource use, and our inner landscapes—the whole kit and caboodle," says David Jacke.
ABOUT DAVE JACKE
Dave Jacke, primary author of the award winning two-volume book Edible Forest Gardens, and just released Coppice Agroforestry, has studied ecology and design since the 1970′s. For thirty years he has developed methods that have transformed yards and gardens around the world into productive paradises. His leadership has been lent to innumerable workshops and courses that guide others in integrating farming, livestock, forest garden, coppice, and building systems. 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. He is also fluent in Sanskrit.
Jacke has taught at New York Botanical Gardens, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Northeast Permaculture Convergence and most recently in our area at the Pfieffer Center in Chestnut Ridge.