This mouthwatering workshop will be facilitated by our permaculture cook and chef team, Robyn Francis and Melian Fertl, who share a lifelong passion for gardening and good food.
The Cook: Robyn Francis, internationally renowned permaculture teacher, author and presenter, has been exploring regional cuisines and food cultures around the world for over four decades, loves to cook, garden and preserve the harvest.
The Chef: Melian Fertl is a qualified chef and permaculturist, with experience in some of Melbourne’s top restaurants. She returned to Djanbung in 2013 to manage the vegetable gardens at Djanbung and establish her food enterprise, Abundance Café. Melian is passionate about local food, slow cooking, ferments, eating seasonally and healthy fine foods.
Djanbung Gardens is a piece of permaculture paradise nestled in the Nimbin valley, just 700m from Nimbin’s main street. The gardens support diverse crops of vegetables, herbs, spices and fruits in an integrated permaculture system. Permaculture College Australia operates the educational programs in the earthbrick training centre and living outdoor classroom. The workshop will have an el fresco veranda kitchen set up for the weekend plus use of the Abundance Cafe commercial kitchen. Weather-permitting, we will fire up the cob oven and make use of the solar oven.