Who are Zaia and Tom Kendall?

Hi and welcome to our site! We are Tom and Zaia Kendall, down to earth permaculturists who live permaculture on our permaculture demonstration and education site “Maungaraeeda”. We are simple folk living simply. Our farm has an ever expanding number of permaculture systems such as food forests, swales, humanure systems, biogas systems, natural & recycled buildings, animal systems, composting systems and more. We enjoy teaching others about Permaculture and its systems by getting people involved on our Permaculture Farm and Education site. Not for profit Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc. runs Permaculture courses, PDC courses and other Permaculture training at Maungaraeeda, which are taught by us.
We currently eat 95% from our own property, produce 100% of our cooking energy and water, 50% of our other energy needs and 80% of our animal feed. We produce very little rubbish as we are working on attaining a closed cycle on the property. Please browse our website, we have over 300 free articles available here, everything from building a garden bed to how to use produce creatively in the kitchen, mixing up cow manure for the bio-digester to articles about music and social issues.
Enjoy our site! You can contact us here with any comments or questions you have. Thank you for visiting!

info (at) permaculturesunshinecoast.org
93 Golden Gully Road, Kin Kin QLD

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Real food, real design, real living

Join us before 15 December for our January 2018 Permaculture Design Certificate course and go in the draw for two tickets (worth $450) to CelebrATE!, a long weekend (5 – 7 May) celebration of permaculture, music and food with workshops, a music jam, performances and great food and company! 
Click here for more information and to book.