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 →

Maungaraeeda and Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast sign

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.Read More →

Lake and mountains in Tasmania

We are masters of trying to control our environment as humans, to the detriment of our species. We are so linear, we have removed ourselves completely from the natural environment and label everything. We need more holistic thinkers, more people that can see the whole picture and the amazing interaction between all the elements in a system…Read More →

Zaia and Tom Kendall, kendallpermaculture.com, permaculture, sustainability and self sufficiency

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.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 →