Wild Foraging in Iceland

wild harvest in Iceland - Robyn Francis

I’ve just been on a wild forage walk harvesting a salad for dinner tonight. This has become a daily joy since I arrived here in Iceland three days ago. On the bus journey from the airport into Reykjavik I noticed a lot of familiar plants growing on the roadside including Coltsfoot, Meadowsweet and Dandelions and …

Robyn Francis Europe Tour 2015

Landed in Frankfurt early this morning after a long grueling flight half way round the planet. All my bamboo* carbon credits for flying this year are consumed by this journey, but as with nearly all of my travels over the past 3 decades, this journey has a purpose and will hopefully sequester many times the …

Permaculture Kids Album

Charlie Mgee, graduate of PCA, Djanbung Gardens, is fundraising to complete a special fun album of music for kids to inspire and educate about permaculture and what they can do to care for the earth. For the past three years, since completing his studies here, Charlie’s band, Formidable Vegetable Sound System has been touring the …

Abundance Cafe – opening Aug 15

Announcing the Opening of Abundance Café – the ultimate local food experience Sat August 15, 10am -4pm at Djanbung Gardens Nimbin’s first café specialising in local food, Abundance Café, will open on Saturday August 15th,  10am-4pm at Djanbung Gardens. The opening celebration will feature live entertainment with Brommers and Sara McCafferty, both former students of …

Permaculture Student creates garden for Nimbin’s aged

Garden for the aged opening at Nimbin Community Centre

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 make a garden for the aged. We got in touch and the project was …

Permaculture Open Day – June 13, 2015

A fun filled day of food, tours, presentations and workshops and the opportunity to explore the gardens of the world-class Permaculture training facility, Djanbung Gardens, will be held on June 13, 10am-4pm. Come and learn about animal systems, sustainable energy, composting, appropriate technologies, edible weeds, tiny houses, alternate uses of unused animal parts and much …

WuTong Island, bringing nature back to the city

In one of China’s big industrial cities there’s an office block growing organic vegies for lunch on the rooftop. WuTong Island is an innovative commercial development in the city of Shenzhen, southern China, right next to Hong Kong. The WuTong Island project consists of 24 office blocks surrounding an artificial lake to collect the storm …

Refresher PDCs at Djanbung

In the spirit of furthering excellence in the permaculture movement, PCA offers a special discount for refresher courses.  Irrespective of when, where or who you may have previously completed a certified PDC (Permaculture Design Course) with, we provide a limited number of places in the PDCs held at Djanbung Gardens for permaculturists to participate in …