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The herb meadows were once an essential component of traditional farming systems in Bavaria and other parts of Europe. I lived in rural Bavaria (Southern Germany) for three years in the mid 1970s, and was fascinated by the sheer biodiversity of herbs, grasses, insects...
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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Part 1 of this article, published last week, reflected on the complex and confusing nature of the public debate about genetically modified organisms (GMOs). We saw how the reasons behind the application of this technology may not be realised or fully realised in...
The old saying, “ignorance is bliss”, may not apply to genetically modified organisms (GMOs), but the public debate on the pros and cons of GMOs may not enlighten you either. The debate is full of rhetoric, opinion and falsehood as well as fact – distinguishing fact...
From PCA staff and Djanbung team
At Djanbung Gardens we actively look for opportunities for our students to gain real-life experience supporting community projects in Nimbin. Last year we heard through the village grapevine that the Nimbin Aged Care and Respite Service (NACRS) were needing help to...
Robyn Francis reports from teaching a PDC in Shenzhen, China, October 2014 It’s a concrete jungle here in Shenzhen, development on steroids, endless high rise towers at all stages of construction and occupation. Freeways, the persistent hum and honking of traffic and...
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Reward for information on animal massacre We are seeking any information to help police find who committed the horrendous attack on our livestock at Djanbung Gardens yesterday morning. We want to thank the Nimbin police for their prompt response–this is a...
LandsEnd Forge and Forgotten Arts Workshop & Artisans Collective Permaculture College Australia Inc, Djanbung Gardens, 74 Cecil St Nimbin Creating a multi-functional space for artisan trades and crafts to promote awareness & skills sharing in traditional...
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Extracts from the ‘End of Suburbia’ introduces the history of suburban living and its dependence on fossil...
Richard Heinberg, author of The End of Growth and Peak Oil and The Party’s Over, walks his talk in his suburnban permaculture garden. Richard Heinberg: why end of growth can mean more happiness. Not gloom and dood, he explains and shows how the economic and...
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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