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Javan Kerby Bernakevitch

Javan Kerby Bernakevitch is driven to provide the right balance of theory, practical experience and integration of community to ensure students retain, use and leave  Permaculture BC educational opportunities prepared and inspired to take positive action.

What Students say about Javan:

"I've taken several PDC's and Permaculture BC's PDC lead by Javan was one of the most comprehensive and enjoyable experiences I've had. Only one recommendation - DON'T WAIT, TAKE IT!"

"Knowledge combined with clear communication, humour and connection."

"Really want to mention Javan again as I found his teaching to be the most interesting , entertaining, and concise. Very effective educator."

"Incredible facilitation, excellent communicator of what we need to know and more. Would have liked more of him."


Versed in construction, natural building, environmental education, group facilitation and organic gardening, Javan offers a unique balance of content-focused education with student-centered learning. His recent work includes the food forest enhancement of Fernwood NRG Community Centre, the Vic West Food Security Association's Hereward Park Food Forest, consulting with BC's most experienced food forester Richard Walker, Michael Nichels's Seven Raven's Ecoforestry Farm, the creation of the Southern Vancouver Island Permablitz Network, designing and teaching for OUR Ecovillage producing students, bio-regionally appropriate greywater and natural building systems. He is currently working with Food Forest guru Richard Walker on a Food Forestry handbook for Western Canadian to be published in 2014.


“Love you’re efficiency + 'get to it'-ness.”

"Very clear, tight facilitation, drawings useful.  A natural ability for teaching.  You have the ability to guide a conversation continue to set those boundaries in the learning space it is beneficial to us all."


Javan continually aspires to spread the lessons of Permaculture through Vancouver Island Permaculture Community and Meetup Group, articles for Urban Garden and other publications. He received his permaculture Instructors Certificate from Jude Hobbs Cascadia Permaculture Institute and his Permaculture Design Certificate at OUR Ecovillage. He actively teaches permaculture across Canada and the USA, designing and blistering his hands on many a tool and implement.


“Entertaining, and extremely knowledgeable and passionate. Good great brilliant teacher.”

“Thanks to Javan for holding the structure of a container that could hold such an immense volume of intended activities.”

 

 

Permaculture is a science based ethical design system. Used to answer the all encompassing question "How do we live sustainably?" Founded in three ethics -  Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share practitioners of permaculture use nature inspired design with tools and methods based in science, engineering, agriculture, finances, community building to create sustainable regenerative human habitat. This design system uses organic agriculture, urban farming, regenerative design, and many other ways of knowing to teach and provide a practical framework for individuals to take responsibility for themselves, their children and their community.