Resilient, irrepressible Nimbin – a community responds to change

Nimbin Food Co-Op meeting August 28, 2014

Nimbin is an extraordinarily resilient community. This past month of August, 2014, has seen big changes of a kind that many communities would find crippling and disheartening., but in Nimbin community spirit and resilience is irrepressible. Three weeks ago a fire obliterated several iconic Nimbin landmarks in the heart of the village, and our beloved …

Treating Bamboo Using Transpiration

Ever gone to the effort of harvesting and making beautiful things with bamboo just to see it crumble away with a borer insect infestation? Many great building and crafting bamboo varieties are exceptionally vulnerable to being eaten out by the Powder Post Beetle (Powder Borer) or Bamboo Weevil after harvest and drying. When I first …

Djanbung Gardens features in ‘Living in the Future’

Living in the Future began as an exploration of community and low impact living through film. In 2005, Living in the Future’s director, Helen iles, made a series of 12 programs about the history of ecovillage development in the UK which turned into a 50 minute film Ecovillage Pioneers selling 10,000 copies around the world. …

Djanbung’s 20th Celebrations with Costa

Costa Geordiadis, host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, enjoyed experiencing a number of ‘first-time’ moments last weekend with his first visit to Nimbin and Djanbung Gardens, first cafe opening, first permalympics and no-dig garden relay, first time judging scarecrows and was the first time he’d had a ‘Costa’ balloon crafted and presented to him. Sharon Shostak  …

PROGRAM • 20th Celebration June 7-9

Djanbung 20th Anniversary posters

The full Program for the 3-day celebration at Djanbung Gardens SATURDAY 7th June • Earthling Expo & Garden Party with Costa 10am  gardens open 10.30 Welcome by Costa 11-3  Cafe open for refreshments & lunch 11-11.30  Workshops: Worm Farming • Village Foundation • Animal systems tour 11.45-12.15 Workshops: Zone & Sector Planning • Soldier Fly …

Earthling Expo, Garden Party & AbunDANCE June 7th

20th anniversary promo image

Our annual Open Day is something special this year to celebrate Djanbung Gardens’ 20th anniversary. Join Coster, Robyn Francis and lots of permie friends for an inspiring day of workshops, displays, demonstrations, tours, stalls and entertainment. The day will commence at 10am with a welcome to country and official opening of the Earthling Expo, then …

Family Fun Day with Costa – Monday June 9

Family Fun Day Poster

Fun for all ages with the irrepressible Costa as MC for the inaugural PermaLympics at Djanbung Gardens as part of our 20th anniversary celebrations. Get your team together for the Permablitz marathon making a no-dig garden– teams of four and extra points for team names to challenge the “Manic Mulchers” for the Permablitz championship. You …

Expo stalls, presenters, displays Info

Seedling Stall-Open Day at Djanbung Gardens

20th Anniversary – Want to be part of the action?  Promote your work, skills, projects and products at the Earthling Expo during the Djanbung Gardens 20th Anniversary festivities.  The main Expo days are Saturday and the Monday Funday with Coster. Poster and visual displays can be exhibited for the duration of the 3 day event. …