Welcome to Kendall Permaculture!

Zaia and Tom Kendall, kendallpermaculture.com, permaculture, sustainability and 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.

Revamping the old well

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.

Food Forestry with Tom Kendall

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’s Journey into Permaculture

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.

Permaculture course in Vanuatu

Private garden greywater system in Vanuatu

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.

Separating cream

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 …


A day in the life of Tom Kendall