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 …

Mushroom Workshop at Djanbung

Join us having fun with fungi at our hands-on mushroom cultivation workshop, Saturday May 30 at Djanbung Gardens. This workshop will introduce you to the amazing world of fungi and different methods of mushroom cultivation so you can grow your own. This jam-packed day will leave you ready and able to implement mushrooms into your …

Learn the Art of Masonry

Introduction to masonry

Join us for three fun-filled, information-packed and hands-on workshops learning the skills of masonry floors, walls and garden edging. For the beginner there’s a 1-day introductory workshop learning the basics of the tools, materials and techniques. Then dive deeper with the 2 follow-up masterclass workshops on the art of masonry floors and craft of masonry …

Fun foraging frenzy

Well, you’ve not heard much from me since my wee secretary went ‘ome to Sco’land. She was a bonny lass and we miss her. And so many exciting things been happening here at the gardens, like Costa’s visit and the bamboo harvest and the arrival of a bunch of wee baby geese that have grown …

APT Information Open Days, Nov 2014

APT Information Day image

You’re invited to our special information and open days in November to visit the gardens and find out more about the accredited training for 2015, enjoy a guided tour of the gardens and student facilities, and participate in some short afternoon workshops on practical permaculture. 2015 will be the final year for PCA to offer …

Polly Kulcha

After a couple of weeks just chilling out and getting ready for the PDC (Permaculture Design Course), it’s all go here, the course has started. I watched as people started to arrive and wow, there was 20 people that  I counted. There was a few of them come over to say hello to me. I’m …

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  …

Juicy Banana trunk slices from the Fruit Forest

I got the best treat ever, Banana Stem Slices. These slices are probably my favourite treats. I watched the team as they chatted about getting the machetes to harvest the Bananas from a big Banana plant in the Fruit Forest. The Banana stems are quite wide, and juicy and heavy. The heaviness in the Banana …

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 …