Permaculture Australia Gathering May 13-14, Nimbin

In a world of increasing uncertainty, permaculture offers practical solutions for local resilience, regeneration and self-reliance — beyond sustainability.

OPEN DAY  Saturday 13th May, 10am-4pm

Join us at Djanbung Gardens for an inspiring day of workshops, presentations and displays. Connect with people committed to making the world a better place. Learn something new, share your ideas and experience with others and explore tour permaculture gardens. Books, resources and plants for sale. Abundance Cafe will be open with delicious snacks, lunches and local coffee.  NB this will replace the Annual Djanbung Gardens Open Day normally held in June.

Workshop & presentation topics will include:

Building soil with Compost and earthworms  •  Bamboo tools and techniques  •  Growing food year-round  •  Beneficial fungi for healthy plants  •  Permaculture Gardens in Schools and Preschools   •    Permaculture principles for community organisations  •  Designing water systems for extreme rainfall events  •  Integrated Animal systems  •  Natural Pest Control  •  PermaFund supporting projects around the world

Permaculture OPEN DAY & Fair:  entry by donation: $5 recommended for adults, gold coin concession, children and PA members free.




LOCAL FOOD FEAST  •  Saturday 13th May  6.30pm

On Saturday evening, treat yourself to the ultimate Locavore’s delight  with the fundraising dinner.  Catered by Abundance Café and permaculture artisan chef, Melian Fertl, starters will be a nibble and mingle social affair followed by table service for the main meal and desserts. Options will include ethical local meat dishes, vegetarian and vegan crafted from garden fresh and local produce of the Nimbin bioregion and Northern Rivers . There will be live entertainment and guest speakers and after dinner relax around the campfire. Rosemary Morrow, recently returned from working with Kurdish refugees in the Middle East, and Costa Georgiadis will join us on screen to share  pearls of wisdom.  Bookings essential



This event is celebrating 30 years since the incorporation of Permaculture International Ltd in 1987, which now operates as Permaculture Australia (PA). PA is the national voice connecting permaculture practitioners around Australia. It pioneered the accrediting of vocational qualifications and training in permaculture, which in 2016 was included in the National Training Package with Horticulture, Agriculture and Conservation and Land Management. PA also operates the only dedicated permaculture tax deductible gift fund ‘Permafund’ which provides small grants to permaculture projects throughout Australia and internationally in areas of need.

The Sunday Program for Permaculture Australia members will include a visioning workshop, the AGM and establish a national representative council.

The weekend is being hosted by Permaculture College Australia Inc at Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, as a fundraising event for Permaculture Australia. Djanbung Gardens hosted the Australasian Permaculture Convergence APC-7 in 1997. Since then the gardens have matured to become an internationally significant example of permaculture practice, education and training. The gardens founder, Robyn Francis, was also founding director of Permaculture International Ltd and Permaculture Australia.

Bookings are essential for the Fundraising Dinner and catered Sunday members program. Register HERE before May 6.


Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Education Centre & Demonstration Farm, Nimbin NSW
Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Education Centre & Demonstration Farm, Nimbin NSW

Djanbung Gardens 74 Cecil St Nimbin (300m past Nimbin Showground) Just a short walk from Nimbin’s main street.

Please contact to discuss having a stall or conducting a workshop of Ph 02-66891755

Program details



Vision…  Permaculture Australia exists to promote permaculture as the enabler for community resilience, sustainable social enterprise, and empowered individuals in the face of climate change and resource depletion

Mission…   Permaculture Australia is a national member-based not-for-profit organisation established to:

  • Support and promote permaculture work and permaculture professionals all over Australia
  • Advocate for permaculture ideas at the local, national and global levels
  • Liaise with individuals and organisations in the interests of permaculture everywhere

Ethics…   Care for the Earth, care for all species, setting limits to growth and distributing the surplus fairly

Learn more   •  Become a PA Member  •   Donate to the Permafund



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