Creating a forest floor through chop and drop

Tom Kendall from the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast talks about his plans for the swimming pond which was dug 2 years ago. Support species are establishing growth, but after a big rain it is time to do some chopping and dropping and encouraging the growth of other species by creating a forest floor.

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

What happens in a PRI Sunshine Coast PDC course?

On the 26th of January we started another Permaculture Design Certificate course here at the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast. This article is to give you more of an idea how our PDC is run and what we do.

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

PDC 21 September – 3 October 2014

We had another great group of people doing the PDC in September. Read some of their feedback here. Everyone had a wonderful 2 weeks. The photos below were taken by one of our PDC students for a visual impression of the PDC. Thanks to Leah Hattendorff for the photos! Continue reading

Bamboo house in Vanuatu

Permaculture in Vanuatu

We were invited to come to Vanuatu in August, to go to 2 small villages and conduct workshops, do a consult on a property and to talk to government and NGO officials in relation to setting up an ongoing Permaculture project in Vanuatu. Continue reading

Tom Kendall and Geoff Lawton co teach at the Permaculture Research Institute Australia's July PDC

PRI Sunshine Coast update

First, my sincere apologies for not being more regular with posting updates this year. Things have gotten really busy at PRI Sunshine Coast, so it has been hard to find the time. Tom and I are currently at Zaytuna farm, where Tom is co-teaching a Permaculture Design Certificate with Geoff Lawton, I am now sitting in the sun after a very cold night in our camper, and have some time to write an update.  Continue reading