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Author: Zaia

Zaia is a musician, homesteader, permaculturist, holistic health and wellness coach and sustainability advocate. She and husband Tom run permaculture designed farm "Kendall Permaculture Farm" on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and the not for profit organisation PermEco Inc. and teach permaculture and self reliance. Zaia loves cooking and always comes up with new and different recipes to prepare the food she grows. She is a percussionist and is involved in various musical projects, including community music projects. She writes about life on the farm and tries to post regular photos and articles.
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So much fun at CelebrATE 2019!

Our third CelebrATE event was a small, intimate event, with fantastic presenters and performers, excellent weather for the weekend, and awesome food. Friday late afternoon everyone arrived and set up their campsite. Once they...

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First Syntropic harvest!

This morning, 3 weeks after planting out our first Syntropic section, we harvested the first of the produce from that section. 1.9kg of radish was harvested, and that was probably only half of what...

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Awareness is not enough!

Here at the farm: – We produce food: meat, vegetables, nuts and fruit – We produce milk products: yoghurt, cream, cheese, butter and ghee – We plant trees, bushes, plants, flowers and whatever we...

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Change of name

For the past several months we have felt we needed to change our name, due to our desire to move into research, case study and aid projects outside of the Sunshine Coast area. There...

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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…

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Lots of learning and fun at CelebrATE!

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.

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CelebrATE!

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.