Date: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September, 2019
9 am to 4.30 pm each day
Venue: Cooroy State School Hall, 59 Elm St, Cooroy
Cost: $25 per person (to cover morning and afternoon teas)
(RRP $180 – this course is subsidised by Permaculture Noosa Inc)
Meals: morning and afternoon tea will be supplied as part of the course fee
please bring your own lunch.
We are keeping costs to an absolute minimum and only asking for $25 to register. This is to help us cover morning/afternoon tea, and is in keeping with Tom’s wishes to bring Permaculture knowledge to everyone. We will thankfully accept any donation towards the development of our Cooroy Community Permaculture Gardens if you would like to support us further.
Due to the overwhelming success of our two-day course Introduction to Permaculture in April this year, Permaculture Noosa is very proud to announce that we are providing this opportunity again in September.
International Permaculture teacher and consultant Tom Kendall will teach an Introduction to Permaculture, which will cover Permaculture Ethics and Philosophies, Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Principles and an overview of subjects like zones, composting, water management and more.
Tom will also focus on specific questions from the attendees.
This Introduction will give attendees a greater understanding of what Permaculture is about. It is also a great way for the attendees to determine whether they would like to continue on their Permaculture journey by completing a Permaculture Design Certificate course.
This is a theoretical course and does not include practical work.
About Tom Kendall
Tom Kendall is a permaculture farmer with over 40 years farming experience and a broad acre agriculture background. He is co-founder of PermEco Inc. (formerly known as Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc) and PRI Luganville, Vanuatu and teaches PDC courses and Permaculture training on the Kendall Permaculture Farm, a Permaculture Demonstration and Education Site. Tom regularly co-teaches Permaculture Design Certificate courses with Geoff Lawton and has taught Permaculture courses in Australia and overseas. He is part of Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Sustainable Consulting team and does regular consultations for personal land holders as well as not for profit organisations and government departments in Australia and overseas. He has worked and consulted in sub-tropical and tropical climates (pacific and Caribbean islands, north east Australia etc) and dry land climates (Jordan, Western Australia etc). Tom has an amazing ability to read hydration and fertility issues on large scale as well as smaller scale landscapes. With his farming background, Tom is a very hands on and practical man and is solution focused. He has extensive travel experience and integrates easily with local cultures and people as he comes from a humble and honest position. Tom enjoys studying landscapes, buildings and the effects of climate and culture on structures, flora and fauna.
Tom has a talent to identify and repair damaged and eroded landscapes, focusing on soil health and transforming damaged land to highly productive land. He repaired 7000 acres of dry land farm which had been conventionally farmed for many years and which was experiencing loss of top soil and erosion, by converting it to organic / bio-dynamic practices and making it profitable again. He also repaired around 10 acres of degraded, low fertility, sub tropical ex-banana farm land, which is now a lush, flourishing Permaculture Demonstration and Education site.
All land improvement was done on a low budget with minimum outside inputs, and was designed to derive an income from the land. Being brought up in a remote area of Western Australia, he was taught from very young to be inventive, innovative and self reliant, a practise he still continues today and teaches to his students.