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Javan Kerby Bernakevitch
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
Climate Zone:
Cool Temperate
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Spring Ridge Commons Manitoulin Permaculture
B. Santifer R. Brock Foster Dominic Allamano Drew Underwood Jan Steinman Kim Ojeda Kris Arbanas Linda  Chan mary combs Nigel Kay Robby Mellinger Ryan Rutley Silvia Di Blasio Tayler Krawczyk Tim Taylor
Geoff Lawton Jesse Lemieux Nick Ritar Rob Avis Robby Mellinger Ryan Rutley
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About Javan Kerby Bernakevitch

Despite a conventional upbringing, fed a diet of TV and fast food Javan K. Bernakevitch developed a passion of the outdoors and a fierce curiosity. Working in environmental education for the Government of Alberta he saw a large disconnect with holding ever more firmly to the "natural" environment that created obstacles for ecological succession. At the top of his field managing an environmental education company in Edmonton, AB he realized his work was reactive versus proactive. The students he was working with hadn’t bridged their “nature deficit disorder” any more then the time they spent away from their smart phones.

With this realization in mind he moved to Vancouver Island to learn about natural building to create change where we live. After graduating from his Permaculture Designer Certificate he found permaculture, taking the change even deeper to how we live.

Five years later, with the creation of Permaculture BC, dozens of projects and teaching engagements Javan brings his experience and tutelage under Geoff Lawton, Sepp Holzer, Jude Hobbs, Richard Walker, Michael Nickels and Brandon Bauer to the forefront creating his impactful unique style of design and education. From urban Hugelkultur and dog parks enhanced with food forests to high density semi-urban developments Javan shows his versatility and depth in designing and installation.

A designer, group facilitator and community organizer (he originated and co-founded the Southern Vancouver Island Permablitz Network) Javan brings his passion, knowledge and natural teaching style to inspire and give students the tools to make change in their lives.


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Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher I'm male, single, and looking for a permaculture partner
My Permaculture Qualifications
Other course unverified
Food Forestry
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Richard Walker
Location: Clear Sky Farm, BC
Date: Nov 2010
Other course verified
Organic Master Gardener
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Christina Nikolic
Location: OUR Ecovillage
Date: Jun 2010
Other course unverified
Mark Shepard: Farm Design for Bio-Intensive Food Production
Type: Other
Teacher: Mark Shepard
Location: Alix, Alberta
Date: Oct 2013
Other course unverified
Holzer Agroecology - Ponds, Terraces, Cold Climate Strategies
Type: Other
Teacher: Sepp Holzer, Joseph Holzer
Location: Austria
Date: Aug 2013
Permaculture Design Certificate
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Jan Steinman
Other Teachers: Brandon Bauer, Gord Baird
Location: OUR Ecovillage, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Date: Aug 2009
Other course unverified
Teacher's Training
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Jude Hobbs
Location: OUR Ecovillage, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Date: Feb 2010
Other course verified
Geoff Lawton Advanced Permaculture Intensive - Earthworks-Watershed Design-Food Forests
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: San Leandro, California, USA
Date: Oct 2012
Other course unverified
Sepp Holzer - Earthworks
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Sepp Holzer
Location: Bozeman, Montana, USA
Date: Mar 2013
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Rob Avis
Other Teachers: Michelle Avis, Javan K. Bernakevitch
Location: Invermere, BC Canada
Date: Jun 2015
2 PDC Graduates (list)
0 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
4 Other Course Graduates (list)
have acknowledged being taught by Javan Kerby Bernakevitch
3 have not yet been verified (list)
Climate Zones
Javan Kerby Bernakevitch has permaculture experience in:
Cold Temperate
Sub tropical
Dry Tropical

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