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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.

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...

Integrating Biochar in Permaculture

“The movement to integrate Biochar into our soils must be localized in scale, and by preferably utilizing the waste products of other systems as to ensure any wider environmental damage is minimized.”   Integration of Biochar Into Existing...

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Student posts

Reports, news and projects by our PCA students

Bringing Traditional Foods Back

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...

Water-saving Wicking Bed

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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Team blogs

From PCA staff  and Djanbung team

Frankfurt city musings

One of the things that really strikes me in European cities is the number of bicycles and just how bike-friendly they are.  People ride everywhere, there’s sensible bike lanes, not only on roads but through parks, and bikes can travel both directions in one-way...

Robyn Francis Europe Tour 2015

Landed in Frankfurt early this morning after a long grueling flight half way round the planet. All my bamboo* carbon credits for flying this year are consumed by this journey, but as with nearly all of my travels over the past 3 decades, this journey has a purpose and...

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Graduates Stories

See what our alumni graduates and former students are doing

Polly Update #2 Justice not vengeance

Much has happened over the past few days. Polly has been steadily improving, though today she suffered a relapse – more on this later. We are heartened to see her faith in human kindness being restored with all the love and caring attention she’s been receiving....

Update on Polly’s recovery

An update on Polly’s recovery. Since Wednesday Polly’s been resting and sleeping most of the time and just getting up for food. We’ve been giving her Rescue Remedy and treating her face wounds with Calendula oinment and they are healing well. Her...

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Djanbung Gardens and our favourites videos about permaculture and sustainability

Djanbung Gardens Videos

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...

Farm for the Future

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...

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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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