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Welcome to Djanbung Gardens

International permaculture centre in the beautiful Nimbin valley of northern NSW.

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Djanbung Gardens was designed and founded by permaculture pioneer, Robyn Francis, and is globally renowned as one of permaculture’s leading education and demonstration sites. The public programs are managed by Permaculture College Australia Inc, a non-profit organisation specialising in professional training and community education in permaculture, earth stewardship and sustainable practices.

Immerse yourself in permaculture for an intensive living, learning experience with PCA at Djanbung Gardens for our residential PDC intensive. Gain the knowledge and skills to design your property, create abundance, build resilient community and bring practical sustainability into your personal life, profession and workplace.

~ PDC ~ Permaculture Design Course

Learn in a living working permaculture farm where the concepts taught are practiced

In 15 years, what was a degraded 5-acre cow pasture has been transformed into a cornucopia of biodiversity and abundance. At Djanbung Gardens you can experience a wide range of working systems demonstrating approaches to sustainable living and design through our guided and self-guide tours and training programs including short courses, part and full-time accredited training, and residential internships.

Full Guided Garden Tours – Book a tour to explore our permaculture gardens with one of our trained staff explaining the intricacies of permaculture design and practices applied here.

Tour is approx 75 minutes duration.

Guided tours please book in advance: $50 min or 3 or more $20/person.

Latest News from Djanbung Gardens

It was late afternoon when a loud crack and thundering crash came from the food forest. See what happened when this 30m giant fell.

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Permaculture Action Party

December 29, 2018

Formidable Vegetable return to their roots for a very special permaculture action party at Djanbung Gardens in Nimbin – the place where it all began! Djanbung custodian, designer & permaculture pioneer Robyn Francis is a permie-legend, having taught over 150 permaculture design courses, spreading the movement all over the world from the UK & NZ […]

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Permaculture Blogs

Polly’s Blog – a pig’s eye view…

My name’s Miss Polly Kultcha, a very loveable and sociable pig (well, everyone says I’m adorable…) living at Djanbung Gardens since I was a young piglet.  Hope you enjoy my pig’s eye view of the world and life in a permaculture garden. I love food and meeting people and having interesting conversations.

Polly, the adorable permaculture pig, passes over the rainbow bridge, Friday 29th June, after a long life well lived and loved at Djanbung Gardens.

We are overjoyed to see Polly coming back to her old loveable self again over the past few weeks. She’s been steadily improving since her last relapse in early March with a new course of herbal medicine specially prepared by Angela, the Horse Herbalist in Ballina, plus another course of antibiotics from the vet in […]

The 8th International Permaculture Convergence in Brazil in May 2007was a resounding success. Permaculture practitioners and representatives from 42 countries– from Patagonia to Canada, from Canary Islands to Cambodia–attended to share their work and experience. The 3-day public conference was symbolically held in the green heart of Sao Paulo, the world’s third largest city. The […]

Celtic 8-fold Year Garden Chart

Plan a year-round food supply for your garden and orchard with one of these information-packed full colour wall charts.

A complete seasonal guide to planting and harvesting your edible landscape, designed and beautifully illustrated by Robyn Francis. Easy to use – the chart is not tied to a specific calender year so you can keep it on your wall permanently – you dont need to buy a new one for next year, it’s a perpetual calendar!

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