Welcome to Djanbung Gardens, international permaculture centre in the beautiful Nimbin valley of northern NSW, Australia. Please meet the team, discover the gardens, our permaculture college, the village and bioregion, and find out about participating, visiting us or joining a tour.
Djanbung Gardens was designed and founded by permaculture pioneer, Robyn Francis, and is globally renowned as one of permaculture’s leading education and demonstration sites. The public programs are managed by Permaculture College Australia Inc, a non-profit organisation specialising in vocational training and community education in permaculture, earth stewardship and sustainable practices.
Our mission is here is to honor the wisdom of the Djanbung spirit by empowering people with knowledge and skills to develop respectful relationships with each other and all beings, as custodians of the earth.
Who runs the Permaculture College Australia Inc? Who are the Board of Directors, and how are they selected?
As an incorporated not-for-profit association, Permaculture College Australia Inc is owned by its members. A management committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting. The management committee is supported by a board of advisors.
As a not-for-profit incorporated association, Permaculture College Australia Inc is owned by it members. The founding members of of the association were Robyn Francis, Robert Rosen, Janelle Schafer, Lisa Yeates, Carla Tipping and Lindsay Smith-Moir. The association...
Djanbung (pronounced with a hard ‘j’ and silent ‘d’) means platypus in the local Wiyabul dialect – the name was given by senior Bundjalung elder and lore keeper, Uncle Eric Walker.
Discover more about the indigenous significance of the Djanbung.