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

Koala Rescue at Djanbung

December 14, 2018

Something unusual caught my eye at the bottom of the meadow near the forest. It was a koala

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First ever bi-lingual PDC in English and Mandarin at Djanbung Gardens Permaculture College, January 2019

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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.

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 […]

After a couple of weeks just chilling out and getting ready for the PDC (Permaculture Design Course), it’s all go here, the course has started. I watched as people started to arrive and wow, there was 20 people that  I counted. There was a few of them come over to say hello to me. I’m […]

The Eco-Social Matrix (ESM) developed by permaculture designer, Robyn Francis, provides a useful tool for bioregional planning, human settlement and ecovillage design, transition initiatives, and for thinking more deeply about the consequences of where we live in terms of accessing our needs and interacting with community

The End of Growth – Richard Heinberg ” The central assertion of this book is both simple and startling: Economic growth as we have known it is over and done with.      … we are seeing a perfect storm of converging crises that together represent a watershed moment in the history of our species. We are […]

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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