Jan Spencer, Advocate for a One-Earth Lifestyle, Economy and Culture

Jan Spencer Suburban Permaculture Advocate

Residence: Eugene, Oregon

Background: Jan has been transforming his quarter-acre suburban property for 20 years. The project shows what “Home Economics” and suburbia can look like — taking care of more needs closer to home, including food, energy, water, and culture.

Jan's interests are a convergence of economics, permaculture, human potential, urban land use, care for the environment and social uplift. He has traveled to over 30 countries on four continents over 5 years.

Current Projects: Jan is active in his neighborhood. He has an agreement with the City of Eugene to look after a 65 tree filbert grove on public property. Jan has a radio program on a local station, see below for podcasts.

Jan is also available for making presentations about transforming suburbia, economy and culture; in-person and online. These presentations are great for college classes, conferences, community groups and permaculture trainings. Jan’s contact info, CV and more topics he can address can be found on his website, www.SuburbanPermaculture.org.

Other Fun Facts: Jan has a BA in Geography and took a Permaculture Intensive Design Course in Austin, Texas, 1991.  Jan speaks functional Italian and has surfed competitively. He has enjoyed bike travels in France, Corsica, Sardegna, Sicilia, Italy, Austria and Greece. Jan is vegetarian and rides a Linear Limo Recumbent bike.


Connect with Jan


Suburban Permaculture contains many photo galleries, how to transforming a suburban property, contact  information, bio, arrange a presentation, links to on line videos.


Podcasts of Jan's radio program, covering topics including suburban permaculture, critique mainstream economics, push back on cars, eco villages, one earth lifestyle, permaculture.

Jan’s YouTube Channel

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