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Tom Kendall
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Kin Kin, Queensland, Australia
Climate Zone:
Sub tropical
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My Projects

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PermEco Inc.

PermEco Inc.

Kin Kin, AU


(projects i'm following)

Zaytuna Farm, The home of the permaculture Research Institute   No Small Dreams Bellbunya Sustainable Community Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge Mudlark Permaculture PRI New Zealand (Koanga Institute) Milkwood Permaculture Research Institute Chile The Permaculture Research Institute of Hellas (Greece) Quail Springs Permaculture Permacultura Aralar Permaculture Research Institute-Kenya Quinta do Vale da Lama Earthway Experience Permaculture Center Reinventing Roots Urban Permaculture Research Center in Mexico tomato eco PRI Tap o' Noth Farm, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Sustainable Environmental Livelihoods Farm, Fiji
Alex McCausland Alex  Metcalfe Bob Corker Bronwyn White Bruce Molloy Carolyn Payne-Gemmell Chris McLeod Christian Shearer Clea Chandmal Darren J.  Doherty Fabian  Torres Gaina Dunsire Geoff Lawton Grifen Hope Henry Mauricio Neira Jesse Lemieux Julie Pagliaro Jyoti Deshpande Lesley White Nadia  Lawton Nick Huggins Nicola Chatham Pat Savage Paul Taylor Penny Pyett Rhamis Kent Richard Perkins Roman Eisenkoelbl Shariyf Abdul Qabid Silvia Floresta Steve Read Tamara Griffiths Theron Beaudreau Tim Auld Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes Warren Brush Zaia Kendall
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About Tom Kendall

Tom Kendall grew up and worked on his parents' farm and took on the farm in 1992 when his father retired. He downsized the 11,000 acre farm to 7,000 acres and converted to Biodynamics. The farm produced wheat and barley and ran cattle and sheep. In 2000 he sold the farm and moved to the Sunshine Coast.

In 2005 he and his partner Zaia found their ideal property in Kin Kin, Noosa Hinterland. Tom had by then become interested in Permaculture, and started converting the property into a Permaculture site. With his background in farming, he was able to take on most jobs that needed to be done himself; renovations, building, operating heavy machinery for earthworks etc, gardening, fixing, installing plumbing and many other jobs that came with setting up the property. He became a wwoof host and always taught the wwoofers about Permaculture and why the property was set up the way it was. In 2008 he did a Permaculture Design Certificate with Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton. He followed that up early 2010 with a Teacher Training Course with Geoff Lawton. At that stage he realised he had so much knowledge to share with people about Permaculture and Self Reliance skills that he decided to focus on teaching. It was a natural extension from teaching wwoofers for all those years.

Tom is a very practical person with an wealth of knowledge about shaping landscapes and creating tools and infrastructure. Having spent all his life working the land he has an astute awareness about today's environmental issues and aims to minimise his footprint as much as possible. His courses are unique in that he shows a lot of practical applications on his property Kin Kin Souls, now a Permaculture Demonstration Site, to complement the theory taught. His aim is to bring Permaculture to as many people as possible, and to empower people to be self reliant. Following this quest, he and his wife Zaia are now, on invitation of Geoff and Nadia Lawton, heading the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast. You can find their website at http://permaculturesunshinecoast.org . He has recently (May 2013) taught a Permaculture Design Certificate course in Vanuatu for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), empowering and inspiring Vanuatu locals to implement Permaculture techniques in their villages and aid projects.


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 about 12 years ago (5 comments)

Article about Kin Kin SOULS on the Green Journey Website

This article published today (2/12/2011) on the Green Journey website tells you a bit about what we do here and where we are headed...

Posted over 12 years ago (2 comments)

Future updates

Future updates will from now on be posted on Kin Kin Souls project page.

Posted over 12 years ago (0 comments)

Yacon syrup

How to make a healthy sweetener from an abundant resource...

Posted almost 13 years ago (1 comments)

Simple organic raw cultured butter making

Simple step by step process on butter making with raw organic cream that anyone can do at home.

Posted almost 13 years ago (6 comments)

Native bees to help our garden

As the world's bee population is becoming more and more endangered we are keen to embark on the journey of native bee keeping.

Posted about 13 years ago (1 comments)

Creating a garden bed with compost and mulch

Step by step process describes the creation of a garden bed with compost, mulching and adding seedlings.

Posted about 13 years ago (1 comments)

Courses at Kin Kin Souls are now even more affordable!

Greater accommodation options have now made our courses even more affordable.

Posted about 13 years ago (0 comments)

Use of Biological Resources in Establishing a Food Forest

This article talks about how we use biological resources to direct and accelerate the growth of our Food Forest.

Posted about 13 years ago (2 comments)

Upcoming courses - from May 2011

Permaculture and Self Reliance courses at Kin Kin SOULS

Posted over 13 years ago (4 comments)
My Badges
Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Bill Mollison
Location: Melbourne
Date: Sep 2008
Other course verified
Permaculture Design Teacher Training Course
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Zaytuna
Date: Mar 2010
4 PDC Graduates (list)
21 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
17 Other Course Graduates (list)
have acknowledged being taught by Tom Kendall
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Climate Zones
Tom Kendall has permaculture experience in:
Warm Temperate
Sub tropical
Wet/Dry Tropical

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