Jan Spencer

Jan Spencer is an advocate of suburban permaculture and paradigm shift in Eugene, Oregon. His focus of interest is care for the natural world, economics, urban land use and eudaimonia.  His background is thoroughly middle class having lived in suburban locations much of his life in New York, Texas and currently in Eugene, Oregon.  Jan earned a BA in Geography in 1974, has Permaculture Design Certificate from 1991 and has travelled out of the country for about 6 years to nearly 40 different countries. In recent years, visits to Europe have included a keen interest in urban public places, pushing back on cars and exploration by bicycle.  Find links to “A Primer For Paradigm Shift” on his website. Jan is vegetarian and does not own a vehicle other than a muscle powered bike. He welcomes opportunities to speak with classes, events and organizations. You can contact Jan through his website, www.suburbanpermaculture.org

Primer for Paradigm Shift Part 2

A Primer for Paradigm Shift: Part 2

This second article in the Paradigm Shift Series will describe several aspects of paradigm shift that are powerful tools for creating a preferred future. 

November 16, 2023

Paradigm shift

Primer for Paradigm Shift

Paradigm shift means creating uplifting alternatives to capitalism and the consumer culture in every way possible. Those individuals and groups who are leading the charge are called upon to share what they are learning. This is not a time to be shy.

October 31, 2023

Transforming suburbia

There are many more positive stories about social, economic and environmental regeneration from suburbia, urban and rural locations from all over the country. A preferred future is within reach, sooner than later. The more the better.

October 6, 2023