Lake and mountains in Tasmania

We are masters of trying to control our environment as humans, to the detriment of our species. We are so linear, we have removed ourselves completely from the natural environment and label everything. We need more holistic thinkers, more people that can see the whole picture and the amazing interaction between all the elements in a system…Read More →

Tom was asked to participate in a documentary by 15 year old Bayley Pilling. The short film is in the finals of the Noosa International Film Festival and will be officially screened as part of the festival on the 5th of November 2016. Here is the film on youtube:Read More →

Composting at Maungaraeeda, home of Tom Kendall and the PRI Sunshine Coast

Tom Kendall from the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast shows how to consolidate your Permaculture knowledge with practical training at Maungaraeeda.Read More →

Compost at PRI Sunshine Coast, part of our closed cycle permaculture systems

As above, so below… Ancient wisdom has never been more correct than today. Rather than looking at it from a spiritual perspective, this article will look at it from a physical and environmental perspective.Read More →

Flooding events are becoming more frequent

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 major rain event here, from an ex-tropical cyclone swooping through the region. Wind pushed trees over and there was major flooding in this and other areas. We were flooded in for 2 days. Read More →

Northey Street City Farm….. a place for learning about living sustainably in the city POSITION DESCRIPTION Position: Farming Manager Hours: 24 hours per week Pay rate: NSCF Award Agreement Manager Level, $24.80 per hour excluding entitlements Contract Position: Permanent part time Responsible to: Management Committee Person The Farming Manager should have a proven strong background in practical Permaculture and organic fruit and vegetable farming (sub tropics), preferably having previously managed a team of people to develop a commercial market garden or orchards. They should have demonstrable experience in both managing day-to-day farm operations as well as driving medium-term strategic and commercial directions.  Read More →

Permaculture Research Institute Australia has put together a question and answer forum and video, in which experts answer questions put to them by forum members. Find out more here: for round 1 and here: for round 2. Geoff Lawton from PRI Australia will be answering the questions for these rounds. There are links to the forums where you can ask your own questions for round 3!Read More →

Permaculture Noosa is sponsoring an Introduction to Permaculture Course.  This offer is open to the public; you don’t have to be a member of Permaculture Noosa. The course is taught by Tom Kendall, and is a great way to find out more about Permaculture. Whether you have just discovered Permaculture and would like to know more, or have been practising Permaculture but have never had any Permaculture education, this course is for you!Read More →

A freak storm, never before seen. After the end of the normal hurricane season, this “superstorm” developed and severely affected the Carribean and northern US, killing people and causing devastation everywhere. But are we really that surprised? Is nature trying to point out the error in our ways? How can New Yorkers possibly think that they are innocent in creating this storm? Read More →

Here is a message my 11-year old son gave me when he got inspired to write something at the “Let’s Connect” day in Beerwah. The day was great, wonderful to meet up with so many like minded people. Hopefully it will be an annual event! And it is obviously not just inspiring adults…Read More →