New Life in Shenzhen

The big industrial city life has seeding and flourishing life… Imagine yourself in the thick of smog that limits your vision to only three unit blocks standing at 10 stories high away, humidity pressing onto your shoulders and chest, people absolutely everywhere and every opportunity is taken to stack stuff onto small motorbikes, buzzing and …

Permaculture Kids Album

Charlie Mgee, graduate of PCA, Djanbung Gardens, is fundraising to complete a special fun album of music for kids to inspire and educate about permaculture and what they can do to care for the earth. For the past three years, since completing his studies here, Charlie’s band, Formidable Vegetable Sound System has been touring the …

Re-imagining rural Australia

Toni Robinson visiting Djanbung Gardens, March 2014

After Toni Robinson completed the Certificate IV in Permaculture  with PCA at Djanbung Gardens  in 2011, she lived and worked on permaculture projects in Thailand for almost 2 years. In March 2014  returned to her home bioregion in rural NSW, Australia, as a  presenter and facilitator in this inspiring workshop with broadacre farmers searching for …

Vernal Restor(y)ation!

Kelly McMenimen writes about a permaculture school project turning a problem site into a beautiful frog  habitat – an inspiring  lesson in small and slow solutions. I feel so good about this newly-regenerated vernal pond!  Many years ago there was a vernal pond behind the school where I work which provided wetland habitat for frogs …

Permaculture at Shearwater School

Lauren Jardine writes of her experience following studies at PCA, Djanbung Gardens, putting her new-found knowledge and skills into practice as a volunteer at Shearwater Steiner School. The Journey Continues….. I have always toyed with the idea of being a teacher but never really liked the idea of teaching the curriculum in its most classic …

Permaculture takes off in Mauritius with Denis Madeleine

Denis Madeleine returned to Sydney after completing the 2 semester Certificate IV in Permaculture, Sustainable Aid and Teacher Training course at Djanbung Gardens last year with a new set of skills and the confidence that he could make a difference. After completing his first paying jobs as a professional permaculture design consultant in Sydney early …