New Chickens

I’m up early today, the rooster woke me up and I couldn’t get back to sleep. It must be the excitement of the Mardi Grass. I woke up thinking about the new Chickens we’ve got here. Two days ago Mel came back with a box of baby chickens to Djanbung Gardens. I haven’t seen them …

Polly

Polly lying down chilling in her house

Hello and welcome to my blog.  My name’s Polly (aka Miss Polly Kultcha)  and I’m a Permaculture Pig  living in Djanbung Gardens in Nimbin. I was born during the Winter Solstice of 2005. I’ve been here at Djangbung Gardens since I was 4 months old.  I’m quite an old pig, I’m 9 years old, (50 …

Polly’s Makeover – Custom Built Bamboo Fences

A few weeks back I got a new fence, it might not sound much to you, but to me it’s real luxury. A brand new Custom Built Bamboo Fence.  The old fence got taken away and Robyn, Mark, Sam and a few others spent the day building the new fence to size. It was quite …

Costa confirmed for Djanbung Anniversary

Join Costa  Georgiadis, Robyn Francis and lots of amazing people at the Djanbung Gardens 20th Anniversary Celebration, June long weekend, 7-9th for a three day program of events and entertainment – be inspired, feel empowered, share the abundance. We invite you to celebrate beauty, abundance, the earth’s capacity to regenerate, and our collective creativity and …

Wildlife – Freeranging at Djanbung

Wildlife is welcome here but not cats or dogs…. It was twenty years ago that I made the momentous decision to take on a 5 acre degraded cow pasture and restore it to biodiversity and abundance as a permaculture education centre and wildlife sanctuary. I remember sitting in the middle of that barren landscape in …

Piggies at Work

Photo journal of a pig tractor garden Pigs are amazing biological ploughs – their snout is exceptionally strong and designed for excavating the earth in search of tasty morsels buried underground, especially tubers and roots, and also fungi and insects. In Permaculture there is frequent reference to use of pigs as tractoring animals and I’ve …

open day program

Djanbung Gardens Open Day 2010 June 12, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. All of us at Permaculture College Australia welcome you to join us on June 12 for the 2010 Djanbung Gardens Open Day!  Our theme this year is “Practical Solutions for Eco-friendly Living and Design”, which brings together many aspects of permaculture from the …

Buildings & Technology

Solar panels on the roof at Djanbung

Djanbung Gardens buildings are designed according to passive solar principles to be energy efficient and reduce use of resources. Likewise, a diverse range of technologies have been selected to reduce energy and resource consumption. Djanbung is self-reliant for its water supply with rain water harvested in tanks for the buildings and in dams for the …