Dave Jacke, MA, has practiced ecological landscape and culture design around the world for more than 30 years. He has applied ecological principles to the design of holistic educational experiences for over two decades. His award-winning, two-volume book Edible Forest Gardens has become a classic in its field.
Chris Jackson has been designing, implementing, experimenting, living, and teaching permaculture since 2002. He is drawn to expanding permaculture and ecological principles into social systems, to link people with their ecologies to create just, resilient, healthy systems.
He is a farmer, educator, and designer who homesteads and works with at-risk youth in Plainfield, Vermont.
Kim Almeida practices and teaches permaculture and bioregional herbalism. She has served as staff for the Designing Educational Ecosystems trainings since 2010. As a clinical herbalist, educator, farmer and wildcrafter, Kim helps connect people and plants, makes medicine, and cultivates community.