Changing the world
See what the graduates of Robyn Francis and PCA courses are doing around the world. Inspiring stories of permaculture in practice, transforming properties, communities and working in all sectors of society.
Phil Brommley, otherwise known as Brommers, writes about another course graduate, Charlie McGee, in his Home Brew Radio blog... I thought I'd get away from it all and take a break from music and radio. I wanted to learn how to live more sustainably and I'd read and...read more
After Toni Robinson completed the Certificate IV in Permaculture with PCA at Djanbung Gardens in 2011, she lived and worked on permaculture projects in Thailand for almost 2 years. In March 2014 returned to her home bioregion in rural NSW, Australia, as a...read more
Kelly McMenimen writes about a permaculture school project turning a problem site into a beautiful frog habitat - an inspiring lesson in small and slow solutions. I feel so good about this newly-regenerated vernal pond! Many years ago there was a vernal pond behind...read more
Lauren Jardine writes of her experience following studies at PCA, Djanbung Gardens, putting her new-found knowledge and skills into practice as a volunteer at Shearwater Steiner School. The Journey Continues..... I have always toyed with the idea of being a teacher...read more
Denis Madeleine returned to Sydney after completing the 2 semester Certificate IV in Permaculture, Sustainable Aid and Teacher Training course at Djanbung Gardens last year with a new set of skills and the confidence that he could make a difference. After completing...read more
'I have truly lived the Permaculture Life at Djanbung Gardens this year. I have learnt more than I imagined and realised that Permaculture is so much more than just growing food! This year has been an amazing journey of truly living the Permaculture life and I would...read more
My Internship at Djanbung Gardens 2010 - international student Over a cup of coffee in India, I found my recommendation to study permaculture with Robyn Francis. it came from an accomplished permaculturist who had spent the last twenty years working with the Tibetan...read more
Guy Stewart reflects on his APT (Accredited Permaculture Training™) diploma with PCA at Djanbung Gardens. The Diploma of Permaculture at Permaculture College Australia was an interconnected, multi-disciplinary, self directed project that changed my life -- a...read more
Q: What do Costa, Rosemary Morrow, Russ Grayson, Steve Cran and Geff Lawton have in common? A: They all did PDCs with Robyn Francis. People frequently ask 'What are previous course participants doing with their permaculture training?' or 'Can you recommend former...read more
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.