“Since arriving as a student at the Conway School in the fall of 2002, I have felt the school represents a strong mix of hands-on learning in a supportive, mentored educational environment. The focus on regenerative solutions, site repair, land stewardship, and sustainability sends students into the world ready to make a difference.”

Jono is a conservation biologist with nearly two decades of experience in land stewardship, ecological studies, restoration, and conservation commission staffing. He served as Lost Valley Educational Center’s Land Steward and Permaculture Apprenticeship Program Director in Oregon for five years, founded and served as Coordinator of the Lost Creek Watershed Council in Oregon for four years, was Restoration Ecologist with the Nature Conservancy of California for two years, and served as Conservation Commission Agent for the Town of Palmer (Massachusetts) for four years.

A permaculture teacher and designer since 1996, Jono works to help organizations and individuals further their goals for stewarding their land and for creating productive, regenerative human ecosystems. Currently the principal of Regenerative Design Group, a permaculture design and consultation firm in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He is a part-time faculty member in the fall term, teaching some classes, working with students in the studio, and critiques weekly presentations.

  • MALD, Conway School of Landscape Design (2003)
  • BS, Forest Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (1989)