Tom will teach an Introduction to Permaculture course in Norseman, Western Australia (click here for map), on Easter Monday, 9 April. It will be a full day course going into the evening, since he will try to cover as much information as possible in a day. The Introduction to Permaculture will delve into the principles of Permaculture and explain true sustainability. This course is ideal for people interested in Permaculture but who do not know where to start, people dabbling in Permaculture and wanting to take it a bit further and anyone interested in taking part in creating a more sustainable lifestyle and future.
Start is at 8am, finish at 8.30pm, byo lunch, snacks, drinks and notepad and pen. The course will be on a property, so some of it will be outdoors. Please bring proper attire (hat etc).
For more information and to book, please contact Nancy on (08) 9797 1234 or by email fancynancy (at) westnet.com.au (please replace (at) with @ in email and delete any spaces).
About Tom Kendall:
Tom Kendall grew up and worked on his parents’ farm and took on the farm in 1992 when his father retired. He downsized the 11,000 acre farm to 7,000 acres and converted to Biodynamics. The farm produced wheat and barley and ran cattle and sheep. In 2000 he sold the farm and moved to the Sunshine Coast. In 2005 he and his partner Zaia found their ideal property in Kin Kin, Noosa Hinterland. Tom had by then become interested in Permaculture, and started converting the property into a Permaculture site. With his background in farming, he was able to take on most jobs that needed to be done himself; renovations, building, operating heavy machinery for earthworks etc, gardening, fixing, installing plumbing and many other jobs that came with setting up the property. He became a wwoof host and always taught the wwoofers about Permaculture and why the property was set up the way it was. In 2008 he did a Permaculture Design Certificate with Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton. He followed that up early 2010 with a Teacher Training Course with Geoff Lawton. At that stage he realised he had so much knowledge to share with people about Permaculture and Self Reliance skills that he decided to focus on teaching. It was a natural extension from teaching wwoofers for all those years. Tom is a very practical person with an wealth of knowledge about shaping landscapes and creating tools and infrastructure. Having spent all his life working the land he has an astute awareness about today’s environmental issues and aims to minimise his footprint as much as possible. His courses are unique in that he shows a lot of practical applications to complement the theory taught. His aim is to bring Permaculture to as many people as possible, and to empower people to be self reliant.
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