Food Forest at Tom Kendall's Permaculture Demonstration Site and PRI Master Plan Site and Permaculture Farm

Teaching truly sustainable practices to affect world change

The Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc. is an incorporated, registered not for profit organisation founded in 2012 to educate and train people in Permaculture, Sustainability and Self Reliance and to promote permanent sustainable practices.
It adheres to the 3 Permaculture Ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share.
It provides education and training in Permaculture, Sustainability & Self Reliance and advisory services for sustainable environmental development (Earth Care). It also promotes Music, the Arts and other community building activities (People Care).
It aims to provide scholarships and free services (Fair Share) by raising money through running courses, training, workshops and events and other fundraising activities. In turn these activities raise awareness in participants of sustainable practices, thus encouraging more Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share.
PRI-SC also provides a learning space and demonstration site for people to learn these skills at the Kendall Permaculture Farm in the Noosa Hinterland on the Sunshine Coast in Australia.

Services offered

Regenerative Agriculture advisory service
Permaculture, environmental & sustainability advisory service
Land and environment repair services
Implementation advice and planning
Ongoing project advice
Permaculture Design Certificate and Introduction to Permaculture courses
Informative and Educational talks
Music Workshops
Permaculture and Regenerative Agriculture workshops
Permaculture & Music events

Financial assistance may be available by application
All paid for services will go towards the running expenses of the Not For Profit and assisting people and projects in need.


To repair degraded, eroded and otherwise affected landscapes and ecosystems
To consciously design and maintain agriculturally productive ecosystems to have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems
To harmoniously integrate landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way
To educate people in music & the arts and to promote community as part of the People Care Ethic and in line with providing people’s non-material needs as above.
To educate people in Permaculture, Sustainability and Self Reliance
To adhere to and teach the Permaculture ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair (Surplus) Share
To provide scholarships when possible for disadvantaged people or projects in need, if proven they genuinely want to pursue Permaculture and Sustainable Practices to make a difference on the planet and in their community.
To provide a space where people can see Permaculture, Sustainability and Self Reliance in action.