What is the difference between Permaculture College Australia Inc and Djanbung Gardens?

Permaculture College Australia Inc is a not-for-profit sustainability training organization which conducts the accredited vocational training and community education programs at Djanbung Gardens. Accredited Permaculture Training™ is conducted under a partnering agreement with a Registered Training Organisation approved by Permaculture International Ltd (the legal owner of APT™). Permaculture College Australia leases the training facilities and …

Buildings & Technology

Solar panels on the roof at Djanbung

Djanbung Gardens buildings are designed according to passive solar principles to be energy efficient and reduce use of resources. Likewise, a diverse range of technologies have been selected to reduce energy and resource consumption. Djanbung is self-reliant for its water supply with rain water harvested in tanks for the buildings and in dams for the …

Robyn Francis PDC’s

PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE’S The first 100 PDCs taught by Robyn Francis 1985-2008 (For full up to date list go here) Did you participate in one of these PDC’s as a student or presenter? or perhaps on a post-PDC or advanced course with Robyn or at Djanbung Gardens – please join the Permaculture College Alumni by registering …

Shaping the Future

The call to become an effective agent of change There is a rising tide of awareness of an urgent need to change, which has been accelerating rapidly over the past 12 months. Most people now accept the reality of climate change, and it’s connection to increasing droughts, water crises and extreme weather events, and accept …

I have already completed a PDC and would like to get an APT qualification.

There’s several ways you can do this, depending on your knowledge and skills and what you have been doing since the PDC. 1. Experienced permaculturists can apply for a qualification under RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) 2. If you think you require further training in specific areas, check out our short course and professional development …

Taste the Bush in the Backyard

“Good food is at the heart of bushfood permaculture.” “Local native species conservation takes on a new and more immediate meaning. Some bushfoods are amazingly productive, with the added advantage of being packed with intense, wild flavours. It’s just the beginning of a rediscovery process” – Peter Hardwick