PermEco: Permanently Productive Ecosystems

in a way that lasts or remains unchanged indefinitely; for all time.
producing or able to produce large amounts of goods, crops, or other commodities.
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment / a complex network or interconnected system.
PermEco Inc. promotes, educates in and researches methods of producing Permanently Productive Ecosystems.
PermEco Inc. is an incorporated, registered not for profit organisation founded in 2012 as Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc., to educate and train people in Permaculture, Sustainability and Self Reliance and to promote permanent sustainable practices. The name was changed in 2019 to PermEco Inc, (Permanently Productive Ecosystems), to broaden our area of operations.

Our goal is to promote permanently productive ecosystems and create a more sustainable planet by providing education and training in Regenerative & Holistic Agriculture,  Natural Grazing Methods, Permaculture, Sustainability and Self Reliance, providing Advisory Services for Sustainable Environmental Development, conducting Research & Case Studies and organising Music, Arts and other community building activities in adherence with the three Permaculture ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share. We run programs in Regional AidInternational AidEducation & TrainingResearch & Case StudiesMusic & Community and the Kendall Permaculture Farm.

We are able to provide scholarships and free services through donations and other fundraising activities and provide a learning space, research and demonstration site at the Kendall Permaculture Farm in the Noosa Hinterland on the Sunshine Coast in Australia.

Our Objectives:

– To repair degraded, eroded and otherwise affected landscapes and ecosystems
– To consciously design and maintain agriculturally productive ecosystems to have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems
– To harmoniously integrate landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way
– To educate people in music & the arts and to promote community as part of the People Care Ethic and in line with providing people’s non-material needs as above
– To educate people in Permaculture, Sustainability and Self Reliance
– To adhere to and teach the Permaculture ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair (Surplus) Share
– To provide scholarships when possible for disadvantaged people or projects in need, if proven they genuinely want to pursue Permaculture or Sustainable Regenerative Practices to make a difference on the planet and in their community
– To provide a space where people can see Regenerative practices, Permaculture, Sustainability and Self Reliance in action.

Our Mission

The mission of PermEco Inc. is to provide education, training and research in Permanently Productive Ecosystems in order to create a more sustainable future for our communities and our planet. PermEco Inc. provides opportunity for people from all backgrounds to learn how to better manage their own and the planet’s resources by providing an education, demonstration and research space at the Kendall Permaculture Farm in Kin Kin, Queensland, and offering services such as advice, education and training in regenerative agriculture, natural grazing methods, permaculture, self sufficiency and community building, leading to better land management practices and more sustainable and resilient communities.

PermEco Inc. is involved in, supports and organises community events to inform people from all backgrounds and walks of life of the positive effects empowered informed action can have on the earth. We have printed materials for people to take home, and people are directed to the website in order to find out more, apply to volunteer, do free online courses or to book into upcoming courses and events.

Community events held at the Kendall Permaculture Farm aim to educate whilst creating community with a focus on shorter workshops on specific subjects giving participants a small glimpse of what is possible. By combining entertainment, music and workshop participation, community building is an automatic result.

Please go here for more information about our mission, philosophy and approach, statement of need, sustainability and governance.