Education, Life Design, Limiting Beliefs, Podcast
Hi Javan, just a quick message to say I’ve just listened to two of your interviews with Diego Footer, and wanted to say how much I’ve taken from them. Thanks so much for doing the work and sharing it. I appreciate it.
I run a small farm in Wales and currently taking some time away for the first time in 3 years and I’m utilizing your advice and pondering what you’re saying.
Holistic Life Context, Life Design, Life Design for Permaculture, Podcast
So good! I will be watching this several times.
I first heard about Javan on the Permaculture Voices podcast, which coincided nicely during the time my husband and I were deep in a love affair with the idea of being “farmers”. After hearing about his system, my husband and I had some difficult and uncomfortable conversations about whether farming really fits into our context, and it turns out it didn’t. I definitely shed some tears. BUT! We ended up buying a little house in my hometown of Grand Forks, BC, we can comfortably afford our lifestyle, and my kids get to grow up near grandparents. I am so grateful that this is the direction we took. Thank you, Javan!
Life Design, Podcast
I’m a small intensive mixed vegetable farmer (dancing star farm) and permaculture instructor (Shenandoah Permaculture Institute) on the east coast. prior to finding my way to the farming world I worked as a child and family therapist for a decade. I’ve worked to integrate mental health hygiene and tools to navigate the human sector into the courses we do at SPI. I heard you on a podcast recently and value how you’ve articulated “tools of sovereignty” You were clear and inspiring. Thank you for adding this value to the permaculture conversation!
Life Design, Life Design for Permaculture, Podcast
Hello from South Africa,
I just wanted to express my gratitude to both of you and the work you do. I’m hoping that this gratitude will soon be monetary either in contribution or utilization of your services.
I’ve recently been through a journey of personal discovery spurred on by a bought of circumstantial depression (or so I thought) and the realization that my actions, or lack thereof, are shaping my children’s future (3 and 1). The search for a fulfilling career, or happiness, or joy, or contentedness has led me through a lot of personal reflection, learning what my ‘points or skills of brilliance’ are, farming, permaculture, to sustainable business. From the 1000’s of hours of research I’ve done, the conversations between you two have stood out as the most pertinent to my… dilemma. Thank you for putting yourselves out there and encouraging others to do the same. I’ve come to a spot where I can take action knowing nothing is certain, failure is almost guaranteed and is a good thing if you see it for what it is….. experience, learning, growth.
I’m again excited for what the future holds and looking forward to sharing this world with people such as yourselves.
Again many thanks from this side of heaven
Client, General, Life Design, Podcast
Hey Javan, I’ve rediscovered Permaculture Voices and I’ve been on a podcast marathon, and just listened to your 3rd and 4th editions. Also watched your recent video… I want to express my enormous gratitude for the value you bring into this world, and continue to bring into my life. In particular your story about “taking two sunsets and calling in the morning”, as well as your story about the children and their recognition of regenerative activities and relationships (the activities/relationships that yield 2 units for every 1 input.) Profound insights resulting from applying this… You are a gift to this world Javan, thank you for your commitment to helping others uncover theirs. Take care Javan!