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Prepared for disaster

Zaia

Zaia grew up in a family of musicians in Holland, and has a background in top sport (snow skiing) and web development and design. She co-founded the PRI Luganville and PRI Sunshine Coast Inc (now PermEco Inc.) with Tom, and runs the “invisible structures”, like finances, business administration, website design and maintenance, writes articles, records and edits videos and also organises the cooking and the kitchen on site. She assists Tom in running the Kendall Permaculture Farm and supervising other volunteers. She also specialises in consulting and advice for smaller scale properties (up to 5 acres). She has researched and studied nutrition and health for 20+ years, has a certificate in Nutrition and continues to study by research, reading and daily observation. She is an active member of several musical projects and bands, involved in community music and runs percussion and marimba workshops, is the percussion leader for the Woodford Folk Festival People’s Orchestra and composes as well as plays music. She is passionate about community music and loves seeing people discover that they can play!

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  1. Maria says:

    You were thought of during this time. Knew you’d be okay with your designing of your property. But so much water in one hit …!?

    I was interested in your power supply arrangement as we were not so prepared. Solar is fine for a few days without sun but as a permanent measure? We have solar but that feeds into the grid with no backup solar. We have been ‘thinking’ about solar backup! It sounds like it may be the best option!?

    I liked the idea of a cellar! We lost our food in the freezer, even though a neighbour kindly let us use his generator on two occasions but it was not sustainable. Our power & phone were out for 4 days in Cootharaba.
    I have NOT turned on the freezer again! I have a small one with the fridge. I am looking at other ways of keeping/preserving food or just eat fresh for now. Changing what we eat!

    You have experience in cooking with different & interesting recipes.
    If ever you produce a Cookbook (or have you!?), I will be the first to buy a copy!

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