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…
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.
Previously know as DIY Food and Health, we felt that our website had to reflect more who we are, rather than hiding behind a brand or different name. We are Tom Kendall and Zaia Kendall, a husband and wife team who live and breathe permaculture. Our property Maungaraeeda, which means place of food, supplies most of our daily needs. This requires a lot of hard work on a day to day basis, but it is enjoyable and extremely satisfying.
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.
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...
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!
Moving the food forest tractor with the PDC students on day 5 of the Permaculture Design Certificate course.
Huge yam harvest and cream separating demo during day 3 of the Permaculture Design Certificate course at Maungaraeeda.
Day 2 of the Permaculture Design Certificate course at Maungaraeeda, more food and a property tour, all part of the PDC!
Zaia discusses a link between our adrenaline fueled society and the demise of small farming.