Category: Zaia’s Blog

The dairy cows in the cattle yard at Maungaraeeda, PRI Sunshine Coast 2

Early morning cow routines

The early morning cow routines at Maungaraeeda, home of Tom and Zaia Kendall and the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast are very satisfying, both due to the connections between people and cows and for the end products.

Garden harvest on our permaculture property on the Sunshine Coast 6

Why we do things the “hard way”

Why do we live the hard way, shovelling shit day in day out, putting up with animals dying despite looking after them well, losing crops due to erratic weather, living in an unfinished house and a multitude of other issues? We do it because we believe.

Tom Kendall cell grazes at Maungaraeeda. 3

Cattle and water use

Zaia supports pasture fed beef growing as a more humane and environmentally friendly method than other “industrial” methods, and refutes the notion that beef production needs to use an excess of water.

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Choko harvest and processing

Tom Kendall harvests 75 kilos of chokos and Zaia Kendall makes them into choko chips at Maungaraeeda, Tom and Zaia’s permaculture farm in the Noosa Hinterland, Queensland, Australia.

18 day hot compost made by students during the PDC 6

The armchair critic

Zaia is upset with armchair critics focusing on and creating problems, instead of doing the physical work and creating solutions.