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John Schinnerer


  • Joined: 04/02/2011
  • Last Updated: 04/02/2011
  • Location: Puna, Hawai'i, United States
  • Climate Zone: Wet Tropical
  • Gender: Male

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Anji Bergkvist Darla Schoenrock Darren J.  Doherty David Rivera Ospina Evelyn Bishop Helder Valente Hunter Heaivilin Justin Sandy Meleana Judd Neal Campbell Rob Bartrum Sean Jennings Steven Lovold


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About John Schinnerer

I live much of the year in a rainforest on Hawai'i island and seasonally in the Cascadia bioregion of North America. I have a Master's degree in Whole Systems Design with a focus on cultural and ecological designing. My work integrates permaculture and keyline design, appropriate technologies, and human relating and regenerative governance systems.

I am a practitioner, teacher and consultant who works with public, private and non-profit clients, with a mission to demonstrate, teach and inspire abundance and peace.

I enjoy human-powered outdoor recreation and transportation, singing and playing guitar, building unique structures and trying to grow stuff on lava rock.



Second Watson wick derived biofilter installed

All but final mulching and planting out are complete for another Watson wick based biofilter for domestic black and gray water.

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

Bamboo-framed Eco-Cabana dwelling

Long-time builder and bamboo booster Danny Li has built a bamboo-framed, fabric-walled modular dwelling prototype that also incorporates alternative energy and waste-as-resource technologies

Posted over 3 years ago (1 comments)

Governance & organizational design workshop in Brisbane mid-March

FoodConnect hosts a sociocracy whole systems governance and organizational design workshop - permaculture for people - mid-March in Brisbane, Australia

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

Biofilter testing in progress

Now in use with a varying load, Watson Wick type biofilter starts 'real' testing

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

Eco-cabana biofilter progressing again

Back to work on final stages of blackwater-graywater system for this project.

Posted about 4 years ago (0 comments)

Eco-Cabana systems design - blackwater and more

Alternative building project will have blackwater as well as graywater systems

Posted over 4 years ago (0 comments)

Ferrocement cistern with style

Ferrocement catchment tanks don't have to be boring cylinders!

Posted over 4 years ago (6 comments)