In a world of increasing uncertainty, permaculture offers practical solutions for local resilience, regeneration and self-reliance — beyond sustainability.

Join us at Djanbung Gardens for an inspiring day of workshops, presentations and displays at the public open day and Permaculture Fair on Saturday 13th May, 10am-4pm. Connect with people committed to making the world a better place. Learn something new, share your ideas and experience with others and explore the gardens. Books, resources and plants for sale. Abundance Cafe will be open with delicious snacks, lunches and local coffee.  NB this will replace the Annual Djanbung Gardens Open Day normally held in June.

AbundancePromoCollage-wrOn Saturday evening, treat yourself to the ultimate Locavore Feast fundraising dinner on Saturday evening from 6.30pm catered by Abundance Café, specialising in garden fresh and local foods of the Nimbin bioregion and Northern Rivers prepared by our permaculture artisan chef, Melian Fertl. There will be live entertainment and Rosemary Morrow, who has recently returned from working with Kurdish refugees in the Middle East, will be guest speaker. Costa Georgiadis will also join us on screen to share some pearls of wisdom in his affable exuberant style.

This event is celebrating 30 years since the incorporation of Permaculture International Ltd in 1987, which now operates as Permaculture Australia (PA). PA is the national voice connecting permaculture practitioners around Australia. It pioneered the accrediting of vocational qualifications and training in permaculture, which in 2016 was included in the National Training Package with Horticulture, Agriculture and Conservation and Land Management. PA also operates the only dedicated permaculture tax deductible gift fund ‘Permafund’ which provides small grants to permaculture projects throughout Australia and internationally in areas of need.

The Sunday Program will include a visioning process with PA members, establish a national representative council, and hold the Annual General Meeting.

This event is being hosted by Permaculture College Australia Inc at Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, as a fundraising event for Permaculture Australia. Djanbung Gardens hosted the Australasian Permaculture Convergence APC-7 in 1997. Since then the gardens have matured to become an internationally significant example of permaculture practice, education and training. The gardens founder, Robyn Francis, was also founding director of Permaculture International Ltd and Permaculture Australia.

Bookings are essential for the Fundraising Dinner and catered Sunday program. Register HERE before May 6.

Permaculture Fair open day entry by donation: $5 recommended for adults, gold coin concession, children and PA members free.

Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Education Centre & Demonstration Farm, Nimbin NSW

Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Education Centre & Demonstration Farm, Nimbin NSW

Djanbung Gardens 74 Cecil St Nimbin (300m past Nimbin Showground) Just a short walk from Nimbin’s main street.

Please contact to discuss having a stall or conducting a workshop

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Vision…  Permaculture Australia exists to promote permaculture as the enabler for community resilience, sustainable social enterprise, and empowered individuals in the face of climate change and resource depletion

Mission…   Permaculture Australia is a national member-based not-for-profit organisation established to:

  • Support and promote permaculture work and permaculture professionals all over Australia
  • Advocate for permaculture ideas at the local, national and global levels
  • Liaise with individuals and organisations in the interests of permaculture everywhere

Ethics…   Care for the Earth, care for all species, setting limits to growth and distributing the surplus fairly

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