Tagged: Organic matter

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Permaculture: a holistic approach to life

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…

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.

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.