Kitchen garden in winter flush

Maungaraeeda Permaculture Demonstration site: property update

With Tom away teaching a PDC in Vanuatu, lots of jobs are being industriously done by our wwoofers and volunteers. We have made a rocket stove for the chill space to be warm in winter, the food forest had a small “chop and drop” done, and twice a week we make cream. We get around 2 litres of cream a week, one litre we make butter with, the other litre we enjoy with various yummy dishes! I have taken some pictures to show some of the jobs done here on site, and also how lovely everything is starting to look this time of year, with the winter flush starting!  Continue reading

3 Weeks later we have a green scape using natural products, local waste and  natural systems: 'trust nature'.

Permaculture first: regenerating a mine site with a food forest in Laos, by Paul Taylor

The old mine site, heavily compacted over acid producing material, capped with 3 mts of compacted clay and 500mm of very poor soil

The old mine site, heavily compacted over acid producing material, capped with 3 mts of compacted clay and 500mm of very poor soil

Paul Taylor was in Laos in January, working on regenerating a mine site by focusing on soil improvement and planting a food forest. Here you will find his photo diary of the steps they went through to achieve this.  Continue reading

The new learning space at the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast

Upcoming Permaculture Design Certificate course on the 19th August

Turning the 18 day hot compost during the PDC course

Our next PDC is coming up, starting on Sunday 19 August and finishing on Friday 31 August. We are very excited about the changes we will have made to our property by then, to increase the comfort of our students.

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Building the permaculture way: self reliant for most building components

Permaculture Life Skills Internship Curriculum

Introduction to Permaculture courseIt is with great pleasure that we announce our internship curriculum! We feel that we have included the most important subjects that people need to know in order to start living sustainably and more self reliant. We are very excited about having two wonderful teachers coming to teach two of our specialist courses, these courses are also accessible for non-interns. Interns will need a PDC to do the internship, people just attending our specialist courses do not need to have a PDC.

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