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 …

NEW – Masterclass Internships 2016

PCA is excited to offer limited places for our new masterclass internship program:  The two specialist 11-week masterclass internships will commence August 16, 2016 at Djanbung Gardens, one in all aspects of food production Garden-to-Table, and the other in Bamboo, Natural Building and Landscaping. These internships involve 25-30 hours per week structured workplace and classroom …

Courses in Hong Kong – Robyn Francis 2016

Robyn Francis in Hong Kong 2016

Robyn Francis will be teaching a PDC, Permaculture Aid course and Urban Permaculture seminar in Hong Kong, March-April 2016. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn with one of permaculture’s leading practitioners and trainers. The training series is being organised by Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Sustainable Living and Agriculture Department. The PDC and Permaculture …

China’s First Eco-village Conference

Sunshine Ecovillage in Anji, Huzhou, inland from Shanghai, hosted China’s first major ecovillage conference in October, 2015. I was invited to be a keynote speaker by one of the organising team, Jiang, who participated in the Shenzhen PDC in 2014 and joined us for the final days of the 2015 PDC. He insisted that I …

Permaculture Solutions for Climate Change IPC-12

At the International Permaculture Convergence in Epping Forest, UK, 2015, members of permaculture organizations from five continents formed Permaculture Climate Change Solutions. Our first undertaking was to create a comprehensive statement of the permaculture perspective on climate change, which was adopted by the General Assembly of the International Permaculture Convergence, which included over 600 people …

Robyn Francis Europe Tour 2015

Landed in Frankfurt early this morning after a long grueling flight half way round the planet. All my bamboo* carbon credits for flying this year are consumed by this journey, but as with nearly all of my travels over the past 3 decades, this journey has a purpose and will hopefully sequester many times the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Refresher PDCs at Djanbung

In the spirit of furthering excellence in the permaculture movement, PCA offers a special discount for refresher courses.  Irrespective of when, where or who you may have previously completed a certified PDC (Permaculture Design Course) with, we provide a limited number of places in the PDCs held at Djanbung Gardens for permaculturists to participate in …