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. …

Repair Cafe at Djanbung

Most of us have things that need a little repair or maintenance, but often it’s hard to find the time and/or the tools or skills to do the job. The idea of the Repair Café is to bring people together to help each other repair and maintain things in a fun and sociable atmosphere. Nimbin’s …

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 …

Permaculture Open Day 2016 – Growing our Future

The Djanbung team preparing for Open Day

Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Open Day, Saturday June 11, 2016, 10am-4pm A fun filled day of food, tours, presentations and workshops and the opportunity to explore the gardens of the world-class Permaculture centre, Djanbung Gardens, will be held Saturday June 11, 10am-4pm. This year’s theme ‘Growing Our Future’ is focused on sharing practical skills and solutions …

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 …