Accredited Permaculture courses and PDC / Permaculture Design Certificate courses.
The Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc. is an Incorporated Not for Profit Organisation set up to further education in Permaculture, Sustainability and Self Reliance. PRI Sunshine Coast runs permaculture courses, PDC / Permaculture Design Certificate courses and training in sustainability and self reliance on the Permaculture Demonstration Site “Maungaraeeda”, a Permaculture Designed property in the Noosa Hinterland village of Kin Kin on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. The beautiful Noosa Shire is a United Nations accredited Biosphere area and has an amazing diversity of Flora and Fauna. Training and courses are run by Zaia and Tom Kendall, who have been training people in Permaculture on the property for 11 years. Proceeds of the courses are used to further permaculture education by improving on and adding to the existing permaculture systems on the demonstration site. Students are encouraged to participate in daily routines that are part of the Permaculture experience. Some of the Permaculture systems available on the property:
Animal systems: chickens, cows, ducks, goats, dogs
Cooking fuel systems: rockets stoves and biogas (methane from cow manure)
Variety of composting systems (inc. composting toilets)
Water management systems (dams, swales, rainwater harvest & distribution etc)
Animal Food growing systems
Natural local building materials
Systems to minimise outside input and/or using locally available materials
and much more!