A comprehensive introduction to permaculture principles, applications & design practices. The 80+hour PDC at Djanbung Gardens includes the standard 72-hour international PDC curriculum, addressing all major climatic zones (temperate, subtropic, tropical & arid) and the breadth of permaculture applications for sustainable urban, rural & bioregional design and development.
Our permaculture training gives special attention to climatic zones represented by course participants. The course meets a common international standard as a foundation course for permaculture practitioners and teachers.
“Fantastic! Inspiring, informative, practical, engaging.” – Niall, Ireland
“Informative, creative, relevant, cram packed, up to date” - Aleasa, NSW
“An excellent course. This course helped deepen my understanding of permaculture. I felt deeply inspired to step up into leadership for the changing world.” Jason, USA
NEXT PDC at Djanbung Gardens: January 10-24, 2014
with leading international permaculture pioneer and trainer
Robyn Francis and the PCA team
Janelle Schafer, Guy Stewart, Annaliese Hordern, Angela Skehan, Melian Fertl & Guests
The 2-week intensive PDC at Djanbung Gardens is an inspiring and empowering experience, in a living working permaculture farm where the concepts taught are practiced. Located in the beautiful Nimbin Valley, an area famous for it's natural beauty, rainforests, sustainability initiatives and alternative culture.
Price is $1750 or Early Bird price $1575 if fees paid in full by Dec 10. See details below for Fair-Share Exchange and multiple registration discounts. Course fees include tuition, PDC Handbook and resources, full catering and camping. Limited bunk and private accommodation available for extra cost, or check out other accommodation options in Nimbin.
The course is followed by the 4-day Advanced Design Skills course - special discounted price for enrolling in both courses
Please click on the link below to all details about this advanced design course.
Advanced Design Skills
Course Catering by our permaculture fine-food chef, Melian Fertl - food features fresh garden, local and organic produce, international cuisine with options for omnivores (local free-range meats) and vegetarian diets. Gluten free can also be catered for.
Register now, Download your registration Form PDC & Short Course Enrolment Form (64 kB)
UPCOMING Winter Intensive with Robyn Francis & team
The Permaculture Design Course : 72 hour Permaculture Design Course- July 11-25.
The course meets a common international standard as a foundation course for permaculture practitioners and teachers. Based on the full original PDC curruculum developed by Bill Mollison, the course is constantly updated with new developments in earth science, permaculture and associated regenerative and sustainability practices.
The PCA teaching team has been trained by Robyn Francis, internationally renowned permaculture pioneer, educator and designer, founder of Djanbung Gardens and PCA, and globally regarded as one of permaculture's most experienced trainers and practitonerts.
The dynamic PCA training team: Robyn Francis, Janelle Schafer, Guy Stewart, Melian Fertl, Annaliese Hordern and guest speakers