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More than a concrete jungle, Hong Kong boasts almost 550 organic farms: traditional family farms, small enterprise farms and over 300 educational and leisure farms. Leisure farms are a variation on community gardens that rent out garden plots to urban dwellers, known...
I love Bamboo; growing, eating, crafting, building, and listening to the sounds of creaking culms and rustling leaves in the wind. It provides me with microclimates, windbreaks, privacy screens, animal fodder, wildlife habitat, an endless supply of mulch, delicious...
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Healthy Fats & Oils - and the consequences of a ‘low fat diet’ FAT! Take a moment to analyse how you feel about dietary fat. For most there remains a negative connotation associated with dietary fats, and its no surprise considering the many billions of dollars poured...
Wicking beds are raised garden beds with a water reservoir at the base made from pond liner filled with rocks and gravel. Moisture wicks up through the soil to feed the plant roots, thus little is lost to evaporation and plants are encouraged to send their roots down...
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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...
In early October I made my third journey to the Chinese city of Shenzhen to teach a PDC with my wonderful Taiwanese colleague, Hui-i Chiang. This was the second full design course hosted by Taihua company at Wutong Island, which they intend to make an annual event. It...
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Robyn Francis asks 13 important questions regarding the polarized debate of a vegan society, what about the animals, and are there better ways to solve the world’s food, farming and environmental problems.
It was 30 years ago that I accompanied Bill Mollison to India to teach the first full Permaculture Design Course (PDC) there in 1987. This year I returned to India to honour the anniversary as a keynote speaker at the 13th International Permaculture Conference (IPC),...
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Videos made by students about Djanbung's Permaculture College and a tour of the gardens with Robyn Francis. Sangye Christianson followed the Permaculture Challenge program with his movie camera to Djabung Gardens, November 2011, during which he interviewed Robyn...
Farm for the Future: BBC documentary by Rebecca Hosking on the present global farming and food crisis, filmed in the UK and search for sustainable alternatives Featuring Martin Crawford (Agroforestry Research Trust), Fordhall Farm, Richard Heinberg and others. Topics...
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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