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 sub tropical 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 taught by Zaia and Tom Kendall, who have been training people in Permaculture on the property for over 11 years. Students are encouraged to participate in daily routines that are part of the Permaculture experience; even the theoretical PDC course has a large practical component at Maungaraeeda. Courses are accredited by PRI Australia, giving students a globally recognised Permaculture certificate. Some of the Permaculture systems available at Maungaraeeda:
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!