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PRI Maungaraeeda, Sunshine Coast

PRI Maungaraeeda, Sunshine Coast

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  • Commenced: 01/03/2012
  • Submitted: 25/03/2012
  • Last updated: 24/11/2014
  • Location: 93 Golden Gully Road, Kin Kin, QLD, Australia
  • Phone: 0754854664
  • Website: permaculturesunshinecoast.org
  • Climate zone: Sub tropical



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PRI Maungaraeeda, Sunshine Coast

Project Type

Rural, Demonstration, Educational, PRI Master Plan

Project Summary

Education for truly sustainable living to affect world change.

Project Description

The Permaculture Research Institute Maungaraeeda, Sunshine Coast is a Noosa Hinterland (Queensland, Australia) based organisation promoting permaculture and self reliance education. It runs accredited Permaculture Design Certificate courses and Permaculture Life Skills Internships, much in the same way as the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia.

PRI-MSC is located on a picturesque property on the Sunshine Coast, only 40 minutes from Noosa and 25 minutes from Gympie. The site is a permaculture demonstration site (see project Maungaraeeda) and a working permaculture farm.

Due to the size of the farm, and to ensure each student gets maximum benefit, PRI-SC has capped their PDC courses to 20 students and their Permaculture Life Skills Practical courses to 8 students.

There are many projects still to be done and/or finished on the property; natural building and water management courses will be held here as part of the practical courses, and possibly also as stand alone courses.

PRI-MSC is modelled after PRI Australia and is very proud to be part of the PRI family!

Updates

Certificate and Diploma courses now PRI accredited

The Certificate and Diploma courses will now be PRI accredited, with a new name.

Posted about 7 hours ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Certificate and Diploma courses

The PRI Sunshine Coast will be running Permaculture Certificate and Diploma courses. These career courses are not government accredited, but are fully sponsored by PRI Sunshine Coast.

Posted 11 days ago (1 comments)

Permaculture in Vanuatu

We recently went to Vanuatu on a sponsored trip to initiate a long term permaculture project there.

Posted 3 months ago (1 comments)

PRI Sunshine Coast Update July 2014

An update of the happenings at PRI "Maungaraeeda", Sunshine Coast

Posted 4 months ago (0 comments)

PRI Master Plan Sites

The benefits of being a PRI Master Plan site...

Posted 7 months ago (1 comments)

Eating for health and environment

Zaia talks about their style of cooking and eating at PRI Sunshine Coast, and how her history brought her here.

Posted 9 months ago (0 comments)

Permaculture - a lesson in patience

Article written by one of our Permaculture Design Certificate course students, who also volunteered with us.

Posted 9 months ago (2 comments)

Onwards in 2014

The Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast is preparing for what may come and showing others how to prepare.

Posted 11 months ago (0 comments)

Food Forestry with Tom Kendall

Tom Kendall talks about the Food Forest he is creating at Maungaraeeda, home of the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast. He also answers the question what Permaculture means to people and nature.

Posted about 1 year ago (0 comments)

August Update for PRI Maungaraeeda, Sunshine Coast

Earthworks, Urban Permaculture, Biogas project and Soil Management... Back to back courses in August!

Posted about 1 year ago (0 comments)

Problem: pollution - Solution: Biogas

In this polluted world there is good news. We can create energy from some of our waste!

Posted over 1 year ago (0 comments)

July Update for PRI Maungaraeeda, Sunshine Coast

An update on the happenings here over the past month and a glimpse forward.

Posted over 1 year ago (0 comments)

May update for PRI Maungaraeeda, Sunshine Coast

An overview of the happenings and projects at our Sunshine Coast demonstration site.

Posted over 1 year ago (0 comments)

Biogas project update March 2013

On the 18th of March we started our Biogas project. This project involves making a bio-digester which will turn manure into methane gas for cooking and other energy needs.

Posted over 1 year ago (0 comments)

Large swale in action

Tom Kendall shows the large swale at Maungaraeeda, home of the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast, in action, after heavy rainfall filled the dam. The dam overflow goes into the large swale and Tom describes the action and purpose of the swale

Posted over 1 year ago (0 comments)

Picking from the outside in

Conventional growing and grocery shopping dictates that we buy a whole lettuce. A nice looking big round thing with all its leaves on. When shopping in your garden, it is quite different...

Posted over 1 year ago (0 comments)

Biogas project at PRI Sunshine Coast

For some years now we have been looking at minimising our energy consumption, and at alternative forms of energy creation in order to produce the energy we need. We have decided on a Biogas system.

Posted over 1 year ago (0 comments)

Permaculture first: regenerating a mine site with a food forest in Laos, by Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor was in Laos in January, working on regenerating a mine site by focusing on soil improvement and planting a food forest. Here you will find his photo diary of the steps they went through to achieve this.

Posted almost 2 years ago (0 comments)

Prepared for disaster

After being flooded in again recently (an at least once a year occurrence), this time with PDC students and volunteers on the property, we are very happy we are somewhat prepared...

Posted almost 2 years ago (0 comments)

Rock bottom wash house

This past week Tom has been labouring hard, laying the rock floor in our rock walled bathroom.

Posted almost 2 years ago (0 comments)

A day in the life of Tom Kendall

We recently had a photography student named Matt on our property who had chosen us as his project for an assignment at Uni. Matt needed to portray “A day in the life of…” with 15 photos.

Posted almost 2 years ago (2 comments)

Natural pest control

A nightly visitor keeps our pest population under control...

Posted almost 2 years ago (0 comments)

Talking Teds

Using a safe deterrent for bush turkeys...

Posted about 2 years ago (1 comments)

Sawdusting the dam

Shoveling sawdust into the dam to establish soil and plant life.

Posted about 2 years ago (1 comments)

Dahl

Although not made from homegrown ingredients, our dahl is so popular with the students, I thought I would post the recipe here.

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Superstorm Sandy; the new normal?

Ponderings whether this type of weather will be the new normal, and how we can prepare ourselves.

Posted about 2 years ago (2 comments)

Last PDC for 2012!

SPECIAL RATE FOR THE LAST PDC OF 2012!! Book for the PDC running from 11 - 23 November 2012 and only pay the early bird rate of $1450! And we have capped our student numbers!

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Message from an 11-year old

Here is a message my 11-year old son gave me when he got inspired to write something at the "Let's Connect" day in Beerwah.

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

New additions to our goat family

After a pregnancy of around 4 months, our grumpy Saanen goat Marigold had two male kids, named Pheelix and Phanjo by my 11-year old.

Posted about 2 years ago (2 comments)

Tackling the Urban Challenge

Challenges and ideas for gardening in an urban environment...

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Naughty but nice gluten free double chocolate cake

Recipe for a gluten free double chocolate cake...

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Sustainable Soil Management

We had a wonderful week here at PRI Sunshine Coast, with Paul Taylor joining us on the property and teaching everyone about Sustainable Soil Management.

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

New property addition

Created as part of the Earthworks course that ran from 24 – 28 September, the process of digging this dam displayed the challenges of creating a dam in shale, and took student through the whole process, from design through dig to rehabilitation.

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Not just dirt

It came to my attention recently that a lot of people do not understand the importance of healthy soil. This article attempts to explain the importance of soil health for plants and people.

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Learn to improve soil fertility!

Learn to improve soil fertility and make your own bio-fertilizer!

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

No more hot air with Epazote

I came across this interesting South American plant and decided to give it a go. One of the reasons it attracted my interest was that it claimed that South Americans added it to their bean dishes to stop flatulence…

Posted about 2 years ago (2 comments)

Getting prepared for the upcoming Earthworks Course

Some "groundwork" that needs to be done before the start of our Earthworks course...

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Roast veg salad with citrus avocado dressing

In the time of greens and citrus abundance, I thought I would post a recipe for a roast veg salad with a yummy citrus avocado dressing…

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Building community through music

An example of building community through the creation of a community music group.

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Coming up on Monday: Self Reliance course

As part of our 10 week Permaculture Life Skills Internship, but also open to external students (people not undertaking the Internship), we will be starting a 5 day Self Reliance course this coming Monday (10th September).

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Another PDC wrapped up

We were sad but glad to see another batch of PDC graduates go… Sad, because we all had such a lovely time together, and glad because they were empowered and inspired, and ready to go back into the world and share Permaculture.

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Unexpected extra-curricular activities at the PDC course

Some of our PDC students were very happy to be asked to help get a donkey off the main road by our neighbour. It became a little adventure that was subject of many talks around the lunch and dinner table!

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Open Garden Day on Sunday 30 September

Open Garden Day at the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast, Permaculture Demonstration Site. Come and see what we do here and have some morning tea with us!

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Start of another PDC

2 1/2 months of hard work is paying off with another PDC starting today.

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Linseed Crackers

A cheap and easy cracker to make, low in carbs and yummy with duck liver pate, a soft cheese or by itself!

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Abundance in the garden: the backyard grocery store

Enjoying the sun and nature sounds, it is a wonderful experience to shop in your garden!

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Beef and Veg Hotpot

A recipe for a beef and veg hotpot, a one pot dish easy and quick to make, which warms the belly on a cold winter's day...

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Gluten free strawberry pikelets

After a bout of rain we had fresh strawberries that were a little soft. They had to be used up, there were not enough of them to make jam, so I made some gluten free stawberry pikelets instead!

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Wood fired hot water service

In this video Tom shows how to make a wood fired hot water service from an old beer keg.

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Them bones

Recipe for a hearty beef and vegetable winter soup.

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Upcoming Permaculture Design Certificate course on the 19th August

We are getting ready for our next PDC course and have made some changes on the property for the comfort of our students.

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Vitamin C booster

Winter greens and citrus combine to a great vitamin c booster in a green smoothie.

Posted over 2 years ago (7 comments)

Tamarillo or Tree Tomato

This versatile little tree is great in the kitchen garden!

Posted over 2 years ago (1 comments)

Pumpkin Curry and Coconut Taro

2 lovely simple dishes, easy to make with your homegrown vegies and meat, and yummy for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Internship curriculum

We have our internship curriculum ready for our internship starting 3 September, including 5 specialist courses which are also accessible to external students (non-interns).

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Turmeric

Want to add some more healthful turmeric to your diet? Here is one way of processing your homegrown turmeric to include more into your daily diet...

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Chook poo hot compost

A happy accidental discovery of how to create a chook manure hot compost.

Posted over 2 years ago (3 comments)

Sweet pumpkin for breakfast

A recipe for a yummy gluten free warm breakfast using your own produce...

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Design Certificate course 20 May 2012

A summary of our last PDC course, which finished on 1 June 2012. We would like to thank all our wonderful students, we very much enjoyed having you all here!

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Gluten Free Sour Dough Bread

A recipe for making gluten free sour dough bread. Are you unable to handle conventional GF bread mixes? Can't deal with yeast? Would like a simple recipe for GF bread, which doesn't take long to make and still hits the spot? Here it is!

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Swale and garden improvements

A swale dry rock wall built by wwoofers and revamping some garden beds.

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

A romantic night in the kitchen

Warning: This article may offend or disgust some people... It discusses how we prepared goats intestines to use as sausage casings.

Posted over 2 years ago (1 comments)

Creating abundance

From cows, to cement and manure, to abundant beans...

Posted over 2 years ago (1 comments)

It's Choko season - part 3

Another choko recipe, AppleChoko crumble with yoghurt, to warm you up ready for the day!

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Creatures of habit

We are all creatures of habit, animals are no exception! Keeping a routine with your animals creates happy animals AND happy handlers!

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Superfood pudding

An abundance of bananas with some other ingredients is transformed into a healthy brekky!

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

A weekly rest day

A day of rest for everyone once a week, gives you time to re-vitalise for the rest of the week!

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

It's Choko season! - Part 2

Once again, the chokos kept piling up on our harvest table. A big bowl of chillies was harvested as well. What to do? ChilliChoko sauce of course…

Posted over 2 years ago (1 comments)

Permaculture groups

The joy and importance of coming together as a permaculture group in your area.

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

It's Choko season!

What to do with an abundance of Chokos. Here is a sweet recipe.

Posted over 2 years ago (2 comments)

Permaculture Design Course at the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast on 20 May 2012

Upcoming PDC course with PRI accredited teacher Tom Kendall. This article reveals some of his background.

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Wood stand for chainsawing multiple logs at once

A video of Tom using his homemade wood stand to cut through several smaller logs at once.

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Saturday morning breakfast

Saturday is a special day for us: it is our only day off in the week and we like it being a family day. That is why I like making a nice pancake breakfast on Saturdays. This week our breakfast was made with mainly homegrown or locally grown ingredients.

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Pending collapse of WA's breadbasket?

In our travels to Tom's old stomping grounds, we were shocked to find WA's breadbasket degraded, eroded and overtaxed.

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Every job more than one purpose…

A number of issues had come up which resulted in some trees needing extreme pruning, to allow more sun for our solar panels and more space for future building projects...

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Introduction to Permaculture Course, Easter Monday in Norseman WA

Introduction to Permaculture course in Norseman WA, taught by Tom Kendall.

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Personal responsibility and causes for consumerism

From a very early age in modern society we are taught that we are not responsible for things that happen to us. This article deals with how we can change that attitude.

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Tom Kendall now heads Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast

We, Tom and Zaia Kendall of Permaculture Kin Kin Souls, were recently invited by Geoff and Nadia Lawton to be a satellite of the Permaculture Research Institute on the Sunshine Coast.

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)