We have found that most Permaculture students may still have some trouble understanding the swale concept after taking a PDC course. In this course Tom Kendall explains his take on the Permaculture Swale and shows practical examples from his demonstration site Kendall Permaculture Farm. This course should help solidify previous knowledge of a Permaculture Swale. We recommend this course to existing students of Permaculture who already have some idea of the swale concept. The course is broken up into smaller sections so that you can do just a little every day and it will fit in with everyone’s busy schedules.

Your instructor is Tom Kendall, click here for his bio. We hope you enjoy this free course!


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!

4 Responses

  1. Mayeesha Shafiq says:

    Hi Tom, thank you for offering us this insightful course on Permaculture Swales. By which date do we need to finish this?

    • Zaia says:

      Take your time Mayeesha, whenever you are able. It is extra learning and will just clarify the swale concept.

  2. Tarana Ahmed says:

    Thanks for offering Permaculture Swale course which will be very helpful. Yes, I am interested to participate. When can I start it?

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