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Food Forest Canopy Crashes at Djanbung

It was late afternoon when a loud crack and thundering crash came from the food forest. After the hottest, driest summer on record, February ended with a nice drop rain, 45mm, from the peripheral edge of Cyclone Oma. It also brought fierce gusty winds. The winds...

Permaculture Action Party

Formidable Vegetable return to their roots for a very special permaculture action party at Djanbung Gardens in Nimbin – the place where it all began! Djanbung custodian, designer & permaculture pioneer Robyn Francis is a permie-legend, having taught over 150...

Koala Rescue at Djanbung

It was the 26th of November. The morning routines were done and something unusual caught my eye at the bottom of the meadow near the forest. It was a koala ambling around in circles. Round and round and round. I’d never seen a koala behave like that before. Usually...

Goodbye Polly – Photo Tribute

Polly passed over the rainbow bridge on Friday 29th June. Her last month was a struggle, essentially being in piggy palliative care. She was 13 years old, a ripe old age for a piggy being. Polly had a long wonderful life contributing to the gardens, digging her...

Salvaged solar powers Artisan Workshop

Imagine a stand-alone solar power system that costs nothing created completely from salvaged hardware. It’s amazing how much waste there is in the solar industry. Hardware that still has a reasonable life discarded when someone’s system is upgraded, brand...

Permaculture Open Day August 2018

Permaculture Open Day Fibre & Fix-it Fair Saturday August 18, 10am-3.30pm This year’s Permaculture open day at Djanbung Gardens, Sat 18th August, is combining with a Fibre and Fix-it Fair for a day full of fascinating workshops, talks and displays on practical...

Report from IPC in India 2017

It was 30 years ago that I accompanied Bill Mollison to India to teach the first full Permaculture Design Course (PDC) there in 1987. This year I returned to India to honour the anniversary as a keynote speaker at the 13th International Permaculture Conference (IPC),...