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Tasa Chesterman

Javan’s enthusiasm and passion for permaculture were inspiring. he made me think that anyone can garden and grow there own food. He told many stories about gardeners that he has worked with and was so excited to share the knowledge he gained from them. I plant to sign up myself and my partner for the upcoming Permaculture Design Course.

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Jeremiah Bain

I’m continually impressed with Permaculture B.C.’s courses and workshops. Javan always brings in great teachers and is an amazing teacher himself. I would highly recommend taking the opportunity to learn through B.C.

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Cavan Gates

Permaculture BC is willing to implement pedagogical excellence based on solid research and experience. The administration and content of the courses are top notch because of the dedication and personal experience of staff. Add a healthy dose of humour and you end up with a weekend of laughs and learning.

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Robert Powelson

Permaculture BC is one of the main companies at the forefront of knowledge for the new millenium. If you want to be kinder to the earth, learn how to work with nature to become more self-sufficient, then these courses are for you.

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Carmen Buckley

Permaculture B.C. has changed my life. Javan is a superb facilitator, I’d recommend any course that has him involved.

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Pollen Heath

Here’s a guy who has done the process experiencily and paid attention along the way, he’s excited, committed, and extremely open to sharing all that he’s learned to help others venture into this field he clearly believes in. Being in (group) conversation with someone who has lived out this idea in his life, made a go of it, struggled , succeeded, learned, and kept the desire to keep going, keep learning and teach the ideas… was more of the highlight than any one concept for me.

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Brandy Patterson

When I signed up for the Food Forest course I had the impression that forest meant ‘huge’ and that the task to plan, implement and wait for it to grow would be monumental. Richard made it all seem possible, realistic and completely manageable. He presented concepts and suggestions for plantings and placement in a very realistic and easy to understand manner and made our plans for a Food Forest on our town lot seem completely attainable!

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Erik Bjornsen

Richard is an amazing resource for anyone interested in food forestry or medicinal herbs. He opens his life and experience up for the class to pursue and shares information freely. If anyone could have the opportunity to spend some time with him, it would be certainly valuable information to take and use for your entire life. He is also a regular person who has worked hard at what he has accomplished and made me feel that anybody can do what he has done if their heart, mind and spirit are on the same path. Thanks Richard.

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