There’s no such thing as waste

There’s no such thing as waste Charie Jones got creative for his Permaculture Principles presentation during his Certificate III in Permaculture studies at Djanbung Gardens and wrote a song. It was an instant hit with the class and eventually evolved into this...

Permie Students Present Solutions

Permie Students Present Solutions at the Australian Youth Climate Coalition Eyes were opened and options were broadened on the weekend when two PCA Students presented at the Brisbane Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Along with their inspirational co-panellist...

Farmers’ Market Saves Lives!

Farmers’ Market Saves Lives! A Rice Farmer’s Story Such a simple solution to the declining wholesale price for broad-acre crops: Skip the middle man and connect directly with the consumers!   Working ‘off farm’ is no longer a necessity for...

Rural Regeneration

Rural Regeneration: Good things happen in small places Just when I thought there was no hope for rural Australian communities, I’ve discovered a beacon of hope in a place least expected!   After observing my small country home town in inland northern NSW...

Permablitz – Part III

 Permablitz in my Rental Backyard III – Winter Solstice Abundance! A small selection from the winter harvest It’s dead smack in the middle of winter at Batcastle Gardens, but that’s no deterrent for hardcore veggie-gardening addicts.   We’re still bursting at...

Simple Steps to a Better Tomorrow

It was a winter Permaculture festival at Djanbung Gardens, with over 100 people showing up to our annual open day event.  With a cornucopia of fresh produce and tropical tubers for sale, free permaculture workshops given by students and professionals alike and a great...

Permablitz – Part II

Permablitz in my rental backyard – Part II BatCastle garden after just 8 weeks Much has happened in the BatCastle backyard since we last checked in. The greens are all exploding from their place in the keyhole bed, the beanstalks are reaching fairytale...

Make your own Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial… YUM! It went down a treat at the End of PDC Celebration Pot-luck at Djanbung last week… you all asked for the recipe, so here it is! Ingredients:  20 Heads of Elderflowers 1 or 2 sliced lemons 1 or 2 sliced oranges 2tbsp citric...

Permablitz 1

Permablitz in my rental backyard! It’s official! You don’t need to own your own home to grow your own food. All it takes is a few square metres of a suburban back yard, and you’ll be feasting in no time!   We finally satisfied a bit of our gardening...
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