Saturday 13th of June between 10am and 4pm


On Saturday the 13th of June, Djanbung Gardens will be featuring its annual open day, offering free Permaculture workshops, special guest speakers and the opportunity to explore the gardens of the world-class Permaculture training facility located just outside of Nimbin.

“I am learning all aspects of self-sustainability, growing my own organic vegies, and sharing this knowledge with friends, family and people across the world, which is the best news that I could spread” student Tracey said.

Tours and workshops will be presented throughout the day by students and local experts, including bush food authority, Peter Hardwick. There will also be visual displays, course information and a variety of incredible edible tropical tubers to plant in your garden. The canteen will be serving refreshments and lunches featuring fresh organic and local produce.

Workshops and presentations will focus on practical solutions from home food production and sustainable living to community initiatives relevant to the emerging transition town movement.

Topics will include: an introduction to Permaculture, establishing chickens, solar/earth relationships, community gardens, solar driers, starting a bee hive, DIY natural skin care, soap making, making jam, wheelie bin toilets and how to set up a sustainable school garden. There will also be tours of Djanbung Gardens and a shadow puppet show.

There’s something for everyone.

Djanbung Gardens is located at 74 Cecil Street, Nimbin, entry to the open day is free, all are welcome. For further information call 02 6689 1755 website –

Djanbung Gardens Open Day

Program Saturday 13 June

10amFirst Tour
10.45What is Permaculture?
11.15Introduction to Bees and Bee Keeping
11.45Understanding Seasons and the Sun
12.15Chook Tractors
Sustainable School Gardens with Michelle Taylor
1.00Puppet Show
Tour with Janelle Schafer
1.30Bioregionalism and the Nimbin Community Garden
2.00No Dig Gardens
2.30Skincare/Wheelie Bin Toilet
3.00Bushfoods Tour with Peter Hardwick

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