Derek Jean 's Profile
Derek Jean
Heriot Bay, BC, Canada
Climate Zone:
Cool Temperate

My Projects

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Expeditions For Life

Expeditions For Life

Heriot Bay, CA


(projects i'm following)

Manitoulin Permaculture landscaping and planting my homestead
Blayne Prowse Elaine Codling Kira DeSorcy
Geoff Lawton Jesse Lemieux
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About Derek Jean

My background is in engineering, teaching, guiding, instructing. I have worked in mechanical engineering for systems such as water management, pressurized gases, detailed designs and calculations. I have also been guiding people in the wilderness by kayak and canoe, as well as sailing expeditions on the Canadian and Alaskan Pacific Coast.

I became interested in permaculture because I want to live in a better way, and I want to use my leadership and teaching skills for something worthwhile. I also love systems thinking, and I can't seem to apply myself to anything resembling 'reductionist-paradigm' anymore.

I am currently part of a steering committee for a transition town movement on Quadra Island, BC, Canada. I a consulting to whomever is interested in learning and adopting permaculture principles. I am offering introduction to permaculture courses on the island right now, and will be offering a PDC starting this fall. Mostly, I am applying the principles of permaculture to the transformation of my own life, economical activities, and home and garden.

I am also developing a foundation that expands the principles of permaculture to sustainable transportation and mentoring education. The foundation is called Expeditions For Life and can be found at


My Badges
Consultant Aid worker
My Permaculture Qualifications
PDC on Denman Island
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Jesse Lemieux
Location: Denman Island
Date: Mar 2010

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