Robyn Francis shares the story of transforming a 5-acre degraded compacted cow-pasture into a permaculture paradise of international renown. Since opening in 1994, Djanbung Gardens has attracted thousands of students and visitors from all over world.
Purpose designed as a permaculture education centre and living learn-scape, the gardens demonstrate diverse ways permaculture can be applied to practical living, working and production systems. Djanbung Gardens is the home campus of Permaculture College Australia, and home of Robyn Francis, family and community of residential interns.
The gardens are open Wed-Sat 10.30am-3.30pm.
Garden tours: every Saturday 11am. Group tours and visits by arrangement
Djanbung (pronounced with a hard ‘j’ and silent ‘d’) means platypus in the local Wiyabul dialect – the name was given by senior Bundjalung elder and lore keeper, Uncle Eric Walker. Discover more about the indigenous significance of the Djanbung.
Go on a video tour of the gardens.
2014, celebrating 20 years from pasture to paradise, June 7-9