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John Schinnerer


  • Joined: 04/02/2011
  • Last Updated: 04/02/2011
  • Location: Ashland, Oregon, United States
  • Climate Zone: Semi Arid
  • Gender: Male

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About John Schinnerer

I currently live much of the year in the southern portion of the Cascadia bioregion of North America. I occasionally return to Hawai'i, where I previously lived for nine years after graduate school and four years before. 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 teacher, consultant, and practitioner 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, being in and on the water, singing and playing guitar, building unique structures, and pushing my edges.

The Sociocracy Consulting Group
Eco-Living Whole Systems Design


Permaculture infiltrates Kalani retreat center on Hawai'i Island

Posted 3 months ago (0 comments)

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 almost 4 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 almost 4 years ago (0 comments)

Biofilter testing in progress

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

Posted almost 4 years ago (0 comments)

Eco-cabana biofilter progressing again

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

Posted over 4 years ago (0 comments)

Eco-Cabana systems design - blackwater and more

Alternative building project will have blackwater as well as graywater systems

Posted almost 5 years ago (0 comments)

Ferrocement cistern with style

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

Posted about 5 years ago (6 comments)