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Featured articles about all things permaculture, stories of projects, recipes, food for thought and what’s happening to planet earth.  Includes he most comprehensive collection of writings by Robyn Francis.

Biodiversity and Mankind

Conservation in the wild can serve humanity and allow speciation into the future, for those species not driven to extinction. Destruction and fragmentation of habitat could drive speciation by creating disjunct populations with no gene flow! The importance of plants...

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Student posts

Reports, news and projects by our PCA students

Permaculture Kids Album

Charlie Mgee, graduate of PCA, Djanbung Gardens, is fundraising to complete a special fun album of music for kids to inspire and educate about permaculture and what they can do to care for the earth. For the past three years, since completing his studies here,...

Slow Food Movement: A Permacultural Digest

Slow Food Movement monitoring news: A digest of recent articles and publications on the Movement and how they relate to Permaculture compiled by Jorja Callow 07/ November 2014 What Slow Food can teach Clean Energy by Sonja van Renssen From Renssen’s time in Turin at...

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Team blogs

From PCA staff  and Djanbung team

Making Cassava Flour

Cassava flour is easy to make with basic kitchen equipment. It’s gluten free for those with celiac problems. I use it for making pancakes, slices and cookies, and mix it (half/half) with other flours for making breads or pizza dough. Cassava, also known as Tapioca or...

China’s First Eco-village Conference

Sunshine Ecovillage in Anji, Huzhou, inland from Shanghai, hosted China’s first major ecovillage conference in October, 2015. I was invited to be a keynote speaker by one of the organising team, Jiang, who participated in the Shenzhen PDC in 2014 and joined us for the...

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Graduates Stories

See what our alumni graduates and former students are doing

Vale Rob Swain 1955-2017

An unsung hero leaves a giant legacy - tributes to Rob Swain Rob Swain passed away 13/8/2017 in Ravenshoe, Far North Queensland after being diagnosed with late stage melanoma five months ago. He was only 61 years of age. We have lost a very special man, friend,...

Global Permaculture Events in India Nov 2017

IPC-13 in INDIA Nov 25-Dec 2 Time to gather again has come: Aranya Agricultural Alternatives is excited to welcome you in India this year for the 13th International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) scheduled from November 25 to December 2, 2017 in Hyderabad, Telangana....

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Djanbung Gardens and our favourites videos about permaculture and sustainability

Pig tractor in action…

Video of Robyn Francis taking Polly and Pudge off to work to prepare the pig tractor garden for it's third annual planting season.... see our pig tractor in action - they are having such fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TiyziogqCg

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 great...

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dganbung means platypus

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.

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