Where & When
At “Maungaraeeda”, home of the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc. and Tom and Zaia Kendall, at 93 Golden Gully Road, Kin Kin QLD. Kin Kin is a picturesque small village nestled in the Noosa Hinterland and close to the Noosa Trails. Directions will be emailed to you upon booking.
CelebrATE is from 3pm Saturday 29 April to 4.30pm Monday 1 May (Labour Day) and is for people 15 years and over.
Arrival is strictly between 3pm and 6pm on Saturday 29 April. Dinner is served at 6.30pm.
CelebrATE finishes at 4.30pm on Monday 1st May. No dinner will be served that night.
A two day celebration of Permaculture, Music and Food, with 7 workshops, a music jam, a Permaculture Systems tour and performances by 3 fantastic bands (see below)!
– Your tent and camping gear: mattress, sleeping bag, pillow, torch, towel.
– Clothes that can get dirty
– Gumboots, raincoat
– A water bottle, filtered water is available.
– Your favourite cup/mug for tea, coffee and other drinks. If you prefer your own cutlery to the wooden ones provided, please bring them. Also bring a tea towel so you can wash and dry your own cup and cutlery after use and put them in a safe spot. Even better, mark them with your name!
All meals, workshops and performances are included in the entry price.
PLEASE NOTE: Maungaraeeda is an alcohol, drug, chemical and smoke free property. Please respect this and do not bring any of those substances onto the property. As Maungaraeeda is aiming for a closed cycle, it will not be able to handle a great influx of toxic materials. Please only bring natural sunscreens and other cosmetics and biodegradable soaps etc. If you smoke cigarettes, we will make buckets with sand available on the road side for disposal of cigarettes. We ask that you only smoke where the buckets are.
Wash facilities and toilets will be very primitive.
We will aim to bring people together for car sharing to and from the event. Please fill out the appropriate details on the booking form.
Questions? Please email info (at) permaculturesunshinecoast.org
Going beyond four on the floor with Zaia Kendall
From 5, 7 and 9 to 11, 13 and even 30, get the Balkan feel with body percussion.
Looking after your chooks with Amanda Moore
Feed, supplementation, breeds and breeding and housing of your chickens.
Handy hints for small spaces with Jason Davies
Garden beds, container gardening, small animal systems and plant species for the small space.
Building a self sustaining food forest with Tom Kendall
Design, preparation, planting out and maintaining.
In the Nursery
Get your plants off to a good start with Jason Davies
Pots, potting mix, fertilising and seed and seedling care.
How to make active compost with Tom Kendall
Compost full of life, made with your own local materials.
Saurkrauts, Chutneys and Jams
Fermenting and preserving with Jodie Williams
Quick and easy ways of processing food to increase shelf life and yummy-ness!
See below for Performances at CelebrATE!
Music Jam with Linsey Pollak
Musician extraordinaire Linsey Pollak will lead a music jam with instruments like marimbas, thongaphones, doofs and other percussion instruments available for people to play on. He will show people parts to play and will create amazing tunes off the cuff with beginners through to experienced musicians and anyone else who wishes to have a play!
Permaculture Systems Tour
A guided tour of Permaculture Demonstration Site “Maungaraeeda” with Tom Kendall. Tom has implemented a lot of Permaculture systems on Maungaraeeda, which he will show in this tour. He will explain the systems individually and the interrelation between them on site. Animal systems, composting systems, water management systems and energy production systems and more are shown and explained.
Black Ant Gourmet is the local catering solution from Kin Kin. They make incredibly tasty and wholesome meals at the Kin Kin General Store, mostly with locally sourced and/or grown produce. The local Mayan Farm supplies much of the meat used for the meals. For CelebrATE, Black Ant Gourmet will be using food produced at Maungaraeeda, home of the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc. All meals are cooked from scratch, with no preservatives, flavours, colours or other nasties added. We have a choice of Meat and Vegetarian meals, which needs to be specified when booking. Tea, coffee and some cool drinks are also supplied, and morning and afternoon snacks.
Food is served in biodegradable plates and with wooden cutlery, which will be composted on the property.