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Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course September 2014 at PRI Sunshine Coast 2

Volunteer experience

Claudia Castro writes about her and her husband Gustavo’s volunteer experience at Maungaraeeda, home of the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast.

The site for the Permaculture Research Institute Luganville 0

Video: Stage 1 of PRI Luganville site set up

Tom Kendall from the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast talks about and shows the site of the new Permaculture Research Institute Luganville, Vanuatu. The site is surveyed by Tom, Dani, Anne and Meriem and they are determining the location of the first swale, the house and gardens.

Tom Kendall talks about edges in Permaculture 0

Video: Permaculture Edge

Tom Kendall from the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast (www.permaculturesunshinecoast.org) talks about the importance of a defined edge in a Permaculture system. Video by Pier Galetti, music by Zaia www.katalytic.me

Compost at PRI Sunshine Coast, part of our closed cycle permaculture systems 0

Video: Closed Cycle Permaculture Systems with Roman

PRI Practical Diploma student Roman Eisenkoelbl talks about his diploma experience and some of the closed cycle systems at PRI Sunshine Coast. Video filmed and edited by Pier Galetti, volunteer at the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast. www.permaculturesunshinecoast.org

In the classroom at PRI Sunshine Coast PDC 1

Video: Student feedback

Students at the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast talk about their experiences during the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course.

Nature Loos compost toilet bucket and chute 1

Video: The Humanure Bank, Vault 1

Tom Kendall talks about and shows the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast’s first Humanure Bank, where regular deposits are made!

Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Humanure Bank Vault 1, Thatch Roof 1

Video: BioDigester Wrap Up and Making Thatch

Tom Kendall from the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast talks shows the end result of the Bio Digester setup: the gas. He also talks about and shows making thatch for a roof from vetiver grass. www.permaculturesunshinecoast.org

Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course September 2014 at PRI Sunshine Coast 1

Video: Playing with Cow Poo – Bio Digester Routines part 4

Tom Kendall from the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast describes the process after the cow manure goes through the biodigester. The biodigester compost pits and reed bed are shown and how he generates soil fertility through the cycling process is discussed.

The buried dome of the methane gas bio-digester at the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast. 0

Video: The next stage of the bio digester at PRI Sunshine Coast

Tom Kendall talks about what the next step is for the Biogas Bio Digester at his Permaculture Demonstration Site “Maungaraeeda”, which is the location of the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast. The Bio Digester already creates enough gas to cook some meals on, but it is ready for the next step to increase gas production.