Meet the Country Noosa Management Committee
The Management Committee continues to work extremely hard, creating awareness, networking with other community groups, running workshops for members and recruiting new members. All sectors are well represented on the Committee, covering a spectrum of interests from paddock to plate and retail.
If you are interested in joining the Committee, please Contact Us.
Tom Kendall is interim president and has expertise in permaculture, horticulture, and agriculture. He owns Kendall Permaculture Farm at Kin Kin, teaching workshops and other learning activities in permaculture and sustainability for the not for profit organisation PermEco Inc which he co-founded. He has more than 40 years farming experience and a broad acre agriculture background. Tom has an amazing ability to read hydration and fertility issues on large scale as well as smaller scale landscapes.
Dick Barnes is Treasurer. He stays abreast of any grant opportunities as well as managing our tight budget constraints. The beef workshops he runs have been well received and the abatttoir continues to progress. He is a specialist in the farming peculiarities of the Hinterland. Having "retired" as CFO of one of the world's largest companies, Dick settled in Noosa, developed an interest in farming, and has a sustainable beef cattle operation in the Noosa Hinterland. Visit Dick's Farm services website here.
Zaia Kendall is Interim Secretary and together with husband Tom, operates Kendall Permaculture Farm at Kin Kin which produces vegetables from their Syntropic Market Gardens. They also operate not for profit PermEco Inc. offering workshops in permaculture and sustainable practices, music, and other community building and aid activities.
Tom Wegener is a Country Noosa committee member. He is president of Permaculture Noosa, Noosa Shire Councillor and instigator and driving force behind the Noosa Agriculture Hub idea. His background is business owner in the Noosa Shire making surfboards, but his passion is the environment, regenerative agriculture and healthy food. Visit his website here.
Bryant Usher is a Country Noosa committee member. He owns Eastwell Farms, a regenerative grazing farm in Kin Kin spanning 400 acres. He also grows mushrooms on a commercial scale. The farm supports his family, including his wife and son. He is passionate about regenerative grazing and is excited to contribute to the Country Noosa team. Visit Eastwell Farm here.