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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 vocational 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 Tour Starts at 11am – explore our permaculture gardens with one of our trained staff explaining the intricacies of permaculture deign and practices applied here.
Tour is approx 75 minutes duration.
Cost $20 ($15 concession) which includes a colour farm map.

Latest News from Djanbung Gardens

Imagine a stand-alone solar power system that costs nothing created completely from salvaged hardware. It’s amazing how much waste there is in the solar industry.

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Join us at Djanbung Gardens on Saturday June 9 for an inspiring day full of fascinating workshops and talks on practical earth-friendly living, traditional crafts, forgotten arts and permaculture ideas.

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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.

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 […]

This past month has had its ups and downs… Friday February 24: Polly stood at the open gate and looked cautiously at the world beyond — Is it safe out there? It was the first time since the attack 10 weeks earlier that I’d invited her to come out of her pen for a walk. […]

Target ONE EARTH – Living Within Our Footprint and What we can Learn from Cuba Robyn Francis reports on her visit to Cuba to experience ‘first hand’ the only nation on earth living within its ecological footprint. We can live better with less – Cuba shows us how…

Jaydon Inott, after making numerous eco-sensitive lifestyle changes, realised the institutions handling his money were bankrolling the very systems causing the problems. He decided to divest from destruction with a simple 4-step process and join the global movement for Divestment Day in  October.

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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