When we tell people we practise permaculture, we usually get some questions. The interesting thing is the type of questions we are asked. Usually the person asking us has a plant or tree that has some sort of disease and we are asked what they can do about it. It is interesting how we are all so indoctrinated into thinking that someone who works with nature, plants and animals should just know how to treat something that is diseased without doing any further research or knowing the circumstances…Read More →

The Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc. is looking for two dedicated, hard working Permaculture trainees, possibly for a longer term. We are offering a hands on Permaculture training experience at the Permaculture Demonstration and Education site Maungaraeeda, taught by PRI accredited teacher Tom Kendall.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 →

Mixed greens and herbs in the permaculture garden, diy food and health

Today was another beautiful sub-tropical winter’s day, clear blue sky and temperatures in the low to mid 20s (Celsius). The garden is full of life at the moment, the bees are busy at work and the buzzing is a comforting sound. In my harvesting today I was happily working side by side with the bees, each of us doing our thing. The sun was lovely and warm on my back as I harvested tamarilloes, cherry tomatoes, new season’s strawberries, peas, snowpeas, some endive and kale for lunch, and a big box of madagascar beans.   I also bottled the yacon syrup today, as it hasRead More →