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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 Tours – Book a tour to 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.

Guided tours please book in advance: $50 min or 3 or more $20/person.

Latest News from Djanbung Gardens

Much has happened over the past few days. Polly has been steadily improving, though today she suffered a relapse – more on this later. We are heartened to see her faith in human kindness being restored with all the love and caring attention she’s been receiving. The Summer Solstice on the evening of Wednesday 21st […]

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Update on Polly’s recovery

December 19, 2016

An update on Polly’s recovery. Since Wednesday Polly’s been resting and sleeping most of the time and just getting up for food. We’ve been giving her Rescue Remedy and treating her face wounds with Calendula oinment and they are healing well. Her other injuries will take more time. We’ve been overwhelmed with the love, support […]

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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.

My attention was first drawn to David’s work during Geoff Moxham’s final Workshop at Djanbung Gardens in 2009. In reviewing the course I noticed in photographs that Geoff was trying to draw our attention to the importance of innoculating the biochar before using it in the garden. In his words if we were going to […]

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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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