Tom and Zaia talk about routines on the farm and what drives them towards self sufficiency.
Previously know as DIY Food and Health, we felt that our website had to reflect more who we are, rather than hiding behind a brand or different name. We are Tom Kendall and Zaia Kendall, a husband and wife team who live and breathe permaculture. Our property Maungaraeeda, which means place of food, supplies most of our daily needs. This requires a lot of hard work on a day to day basis, but it is enjoyable and extremely satisfying.
Tom Kendall from the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast shows how to consolidate your Permaculture knowledge with practical training at Maungaraeeda.
The Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast prepares itself for possible weather changes to ensure the best disaster management for ourselves and the property.
Tom Kendall from the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast talks about revamping an old water well on the Permaculture Demonstration site "Maungaraeeda", so it can be used again to pump water into the swimming dam.
Tom Kendall talks about the Food Forest he is creating at Maungaraeeda, home of the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast. He also answers the question what Permaculture means to people and nature.
Tom Kendall discusses the systems in place to improve the poor quality soil at Maungaraeeda, home of the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast. He also mentions future plans and improvements.
An Interview with Tom Kendall of the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast, about how he got to where he is now and some of the learnings on the way. His journey from a Biodynamic property of 2500 hectares in Western Australia to a 12 hectare Permaculture property in Queensland. He also discusses what Permaculture and self reliance mean to him.
Building an outhouse with a compost toilet and bench seat on our Permaculture property, with a view over the Permaculture kitchen garden.
As part of teaching a Permaculture course for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, Tom went to a small village on the island of Malakula in Vanuatu, and found greywater systems and under- and overstory growing methods for cacao and coconut.
A step by step guide how to make your own small scale worm farm for our Permaculture Urban project.
The beginning of an Urban Permaculture journey at the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast. A 500m2 block will be transformed into an Urban Permaculture Demonstration Site, step by step, using mainly recycled and second hand materials.
On the 18th of March we started our Biogas project. This project involves making a bio-digester which will turn manure into methane gas for cooking and other energy needs. Tom had to re-do some fencing and clear the site for the bio-digester. He calculated that with the amount of manure we are getting (around 30kg …
We currently have 2 Jersey cows in milk, having had their beautiful babies not so long ago. As breastfeeding mums can attest, the more the babies feed the more the mums produce, which is a wonderful natural system. We milk our cows 4 times a week and which gives us around 50 litres of milk …
For some years now we have been looking at minimising our energy consumption, and at alternative forms of energy creation in order to produce the energy we need. As we have animal systems in place here at PRI Sunshine Coast, we have a fair bit of manure on the property. As well as animal manure, …
Disaster is a word that strikes fear into most people. We usually believe disaster is out of our control. The actual happening of the disaster may be out of our control, but how we deal with it and how we come out the other end, is fully in our control. Last weekend we had a …
This past week Tom has been labouring hard, laying the rock floor in our rock walled bathroom. The bathroom has been a ongoing project now for at least 4 years. We were hoping to have it ready before our wedding 4 years ago, but that didn't happen, and more urgent projects found themselves at the …