Category: Permaculture


Wall Footings

The house is an extended operation in progress. We have been living in a “queenslander” that is often too hot and can get too cold. I talk about passive solar housing often especially during...


Earthen floor

After quite a break I am back onto getting the earthen floor completed.     We needed to stop to facilitate a PDC, the two week Permaculture Design Certificate course and then because it had rained...


Sheetmulching for ginger

Last October we decided to plant ginger as a cash crop experiment. I never gave ourselves much of a lead up time to do this so consequently the job became a bit overbearing. There...

Tom Kendall cuts the road verge grass to avoid council chemical use and harvest mulch at Maungaraeeda. 2

15 Feb 2016 Mon

Bill Mollinsons principal of “every element has more than one function” is very relevant for sustainability. And then I have another saying that I use probably daily and that is “every job has more...

Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course September 2014 at PRI Sunshine Coast 8

Back to simplicity

Zaia writes about the future at Maungaraeeda and how Tom and herself have decided to focus on living simply again…

Composting at Maungaraeeda, home of Tom Kendall and the PRI Sunshine Coast 4

Video: Practical Permaculture Training with Tom Kendall

Tom Kendall from the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast shows how to consolidate your Permaculture knowledge with practical training at Maungaraeeda.

Tom’s Journey into Permaculture 2

Tom’s Journey into Permaculture

An Interview with Tom Kendall of the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast, about how he got to where he is now and some of the learnings on the way. His journey from a Biodynamic property of 2500 hectares in Western Australia to a 12 hectare Permaculture property in Queensland. He also discusses what Permaculture and self reliance mean to him.