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. The Summer Solstice on the evening of Wednesday 21st …

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 other injuries will take more time. We’ve been overwhelmed with the love, support …

Animal Massacre at Djanbung Gardens

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 serious crime and they are working hard to find the perpetrator. Outraged members of …

LandsEnd Forgotten Arts Meeting Report

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 crafts and their contribution to regional self-reliance and sustainability MEETINGS  3pm at the Repair Cafe, 1st Sunday of the …

LandsEnd Inaugural Meeting & Conversation Cafe

LandsEnd Forge & Forgotten Arts Workshop Inaugural Meeting and Conversation Café, Thursday Nov 3 from 6pm at Djanbung Gardens Please join us for this launch of this exciting project. 6pm Come and check out the LandsEnd site and progress to date, 6.30pm bring something to share for a pot-luck community dinner. 7.15pm Join the conversation …

Bill Mollison – a giant tree has fallen in the forest of humanity

Robyn Francis reflects on her memories of Bill Mollison, teacher, mentor, friend… Bill Mollison, co-creator of the permaculture concept and founder of the movement, passed away in Hobart, Tasmania on the evening of September 24, 2016. For many it felt like a giant old growth tree in the forest had fallen. Since then tributes have …

Bill Mollison 1928-2016 – a legend passes on

Bill Mollison

Australia and the world has lost one of its most influential thinkers on community-led approaches to sustainable development. Author, educator, academic, researcher and innovative thinker, Bill Mollison, died peacefully in Hobart, Tasmania, on 24 September.   Mollison has been described as one of Tasmania’s leading intellectual exports. Born in 1928 in the Bass Strait fishing …

Farmers of Hong Kong

More than a concrete jungle, Hong Kong boasts almost 550 organic farms: traditional family farms, small enterprise farms and over 300 educational and leisure farms. Leisure farms are a variation on community gardens that rent out garden plots to urban dwellers, known as ‘weekend farmers’, and are operated as small social enterprises rather than as …

Localising Food with Robina McCurdy

Join us for two inspiring evenings with Robina McCurdy from New Zealand presenting a series of  ‘Localising Food’ documentaries at Djanbung Gardens on August 9 and 10. Robina McCurdy is currently touring Australia presenting the Localising Food documentaries Growing Schools and SOS Save Our Seeds. Robina is looking forward to her Nimbin visit and reconnecting …

Bamboo in Permaculture with Robyn Francis

Robyn Francis in Buddha-belly bamboo clump

I love Bamboo; growing, eating, crafting, building, and listening to the sounds of creaking culms and rustling leaves in the wind. It provides me with microclimates, windbreaks, privacy screens, animal fodder, wildlife habitat, an endless supply of mulch, delicious tender eating shoots, an abundance of materials for the garden and building small structures, and sequesters …