Looking back on a great long weekend at CelebrATE!, a two day celebration of Permaculture, Music and Food. Workshops with Jason Davies, Amanda Moore, Tom Kendall, Jodie Williams and Zaia Kendall, a music jam with Linsey Pollak, performances by the Unusual Suspects, Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan and the Formidable Vegetable Sound System and food by Black Ant Gourmet.
Tom and I are excited to open our gates to people for CelebrATE! on Labour Day weekend, and to showcase our permaculture property which is currently providing us with around 90% of our food, 100% of our cooking energy needs and most of our animal feed.
The not for profit Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc. (www.permaculturesunshinecoast.org) is organising CelebrATE!, a two day celebration of Permaculture, Music and Food on our Permaculture Demonstration and Education site “Maungaraeeda” (Place of Food) in the Noosa Hinterland town of Kin Kin on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
The grade 9 class from the Noosa Pengari Steiner Waldorf school had a 2 week permaculture school camp at Maungaraeeda. They had a electronic free 2 weeks on the land, a wonderful group of students and teachers!
Final day of the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course, certificates, last dinner and talent night!
On the final day of the Permaculture Design Certificate course run by the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc. and taught by Tom Kendall, students presented their designs, were in turn presented their certificates, had their final dinner and dessert and entertained in / were entertained by the talent show!
Day 9 of the PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) course, food and drink and Permaculture group meeting
Day 9 of the Permaculture Design Certificate / PDC course and we had juice, pancakes, chocolate cake and fish, and the students are doing more design work. As an added extra, they will go to the Permaculture Noosa group meeting tonight and hopefully get inspired!
Students are in their teams doing their Permaculture Designs. Mulberries are ripening prolifically on our trees and are a treat over lunch.
Day 7 of the PDC course and students are starting their Permaculture Design for presentation on the last day of the course.
On day 6 of the PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) course, students were shown hands on how to survey with different tools. We also show here the various afternoon jobs and raw banana pie for morning tea!
Day 5 1/2: Students learn harvesting and harvest processing skills as an extra during the Permaculture Design Certificate / PDC course here at Maungaraeeda.
Moving the food forest tractor with the PDC students on day 5 of the Permaculture Design Certificate course.
Day 4 of the PDC course here at Maungaraeeda, today a look at the morning jobs we do with the students and compost turning.
Zaia discusses a link between our adrenaline fueled society and the demise of small farming.