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Welcome to Djanbung Gardens

International permaculture centre in the beautiful Nimbin valley of northern NSW.

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Djanbung Gardens was designed and founded by permaculture pioneer, Robyn Francis, and is globally renowned as one of permaculture’s leading education and demonstration sites. The public programs are managed by Permaculture College Australia Inc, a non-profit organisation specialising in professional training and community education in permaculture, earth stewardship and sustainable practices.

Immerse yourself in permaculture for an intensive living, learning experience with PCA at Djanbung Gardens for our residential PDC intensive. Gain the knowledge and skills to design your property, create abundance, build resilient community and bring practical sustainability into your personal life, profession and workplace.

~ PDC ~ Permaculture Design Course

Learn in a living working permaculture farm where the concepts taught are practiced

In 15 years, what was a degraded 5-acre cow pasture has been transformed into a cornucopia of biodiversity and abundance. At Djanbung Gardens you can experience a wide range of working systems demonstrating approaches to sustainable living and design through our guided and self-guide tours and training programs including short courses, part and full-time accredited training, and residential internships.

Full Guided Garden Tour Starts at 11am – explore our permaculture gardens with one of our trained staff explaining the intricacies of permaculture design and practices applied here.

Tour is approx 75 minutes duration.

Cost $20 ($15 concession) which includes a colour farm map.

Latest News from Djanbung Gardens

The June 2018 Open Day has been regrettably postponed due to a death in the family. New date to be announced for an open day later in the year.

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Milestone permaculture course with Robyn Francis celebrating teaching her 150th PDC (Permaculture Design Course) in July, 2018. Help us celebrate this amazing achievement.

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Permaculture Blogs

Polly’s Blog – a pig’s eye view…

My name’s Miss Polly Kultcha, a very loveable and sociable pig (well, everyone says I’m adorable…) living at Djanbung Gardens since I was a young piglet.  Hope you enjoy my pig’s eye view of the world and life in a permaculture garden. I love food and meeting people and having interesting conversations.

Polly Update Feb 2, 2017 Polly sends a big sloppy kiss, grateful grunts and happy tail wags to all the awesome caring people who’ve so generously donated to the Polly fund. Every contribution has been received with deep gratitude and appreciation. We’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and generosity from our local community […]

Well, you’ve not heard much from me since my wee secretary went ‘ome to Sco’land. She was a bonny lass and we miss her. And so many exciting things been happening here at the gardens, like Costa’s visit and the bamboo harvest and the arrival of a bunch of wee baby geese that have grown […]

Jaydon Inott, after making numerous eco-sensitive lifestyle changes, realised the institutions handling his money were bankrolling the very systems causing the problems. He decided to divest from destruction with a simple 4-step process and join the global movement for Divestment Day in  October.

Christopher Nesbitt of Maya Mountain Research Farm in Belize shares some thoughts about woody agriculture, stacked polycultures and agroforestry systems. My experience is limited to the tropics, where soils tend to be poor, and easily damaged, and informed by my time working where I live. The land I am working was formerly citrus and cattle, […]

Celtic 8-fold Year Garden Chart

Plan a year-round food supply for your garden and orchard with one of these information-packed full colour wall charts.

A complete seasonal guide to planting and harvesting your edible landscape, designed and beautifully illustrated by Robyn Francis. Easy to use – the chart is not tied to a specific calender year so you can keep it on your wall permanently – you dont need to buy a new one for next year, it’s a perpetual calendar!

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