Blacksmiths gather at Djanbung Gardens

Blacksmith workshop at Djanbung Gardens

The LandsEnd forge space at Djanbung Gardens is happening. It’s been an important part of our vision to offer such a space for people to revive and share skills in the important ancient art of blacksmithing, tool and knife making. Blacksmiths underpin all other crafts and trades as they are the ones who forge their …

Polly’s Smiling Again – Polly Update #5

Polly spontaneously sits for treat - what a beautiful smile.

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 …

Recovery Roller coaster – Polly Update #4

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. …

Polly Update #3 Overwhelming kindness and generosity

Polly Update Feb 2, 2017 Polly sends a big sloppy kiss, grateful grunts and happy tail wags to all the awesome caring people who’ve so generously donated to the Polly fund. Every contribution has been received with deep gratitude and appreciation. We’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and generosity from our local community …

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 …

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 …

Formidable Vegetable LIVE at Djanbung – June 5

Formidable Vegetable Sound System

The irrepressible Charlie Mgee is coming back to Djanbung for World Environment Day, June 5, for a fun-filled afternoon gig with his Formidable Vegetable Sound System.  Since studying permaculture here at Djanbung in 2011, Charlie’s been writing, performing, recording and inspiring crowds around the world with his fun songs about permaculture and living the good …