Life lessons learned from Permaculture


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. Oh my, I am a list-maker myself. The majority of my stress is self-induced, and I have a very difficult time letting go. Spending time in nature and the garden can be the best cure for sure, but still requires that mindfulness to stay present. Thank you for sharing this, it is good to know I am not alone in my struggles.

    Also, did you know about the herb blue vervain – Verbena Hastata, is very good for list-makers and planners. It was introduced to me by my herbalist teacher, and I fell in love right away. It took away the horrible tension I carried in my neck and shoulders, which always led to tension headaches. I now grow my own for teas and tinctures, and it blooms all summer long. Here are some resources (I live in the United States, so my herbalist mentors are western-eclectic)

    • Zaia says:

      Thanks for that, I will research verbena hastata and see whether we are able to grow it here. Apparently American Ginseng is also very good to alleviate stress…

  1. 07/05/2016

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