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Featured articles about all things permaculture, stories of projects, recipes, food for thought and what’s happening to planet earth.  Includes he most comprehensive collection of writings by Robyn Francis.

Vale Rob Swain 1955-2017

An unsung hero leaves a giant legacy - tributes to Rob Swain Rob Swain passed away 13/8/2017 in Ravenshoe, Far North Queensland after being diagnosed with late stage melanoma five months ago. He was only 61 years of age. We have lost a very special man, friend,...

Student posts

Reports, news and projects by our PCA students

Integrating Biochar in Permaculture

"The movement to integrate Biochar into our soils must be localized in scale, and by preferably utilizing the waste products of other systems as to ensure any wider environmental damage is minimized."   Integration of Biochar Into Existing Permaculture Systems -...

New Life in Shenzhen

The big industrial city life has seeding and flourishing life... Imagine yourself in the thick of smog that limits your vision to only three unit blocks standing at 10 stories high away, humidity pressing onto your shoulders and chest, people absolutely everywhere and...

Team blogs

From PCA staff  and Djanbung team

Report from IPC in India 2017

It was 30 years ago that I accompanied Bill Mollison to India to teach the first full Permaculture Design Course (PDC) there in 1987. This year I returned to India to honour the anniversary as a keynote speaker at the 13th International Permaculture Conference (IPC),...

Graduates Stories

See what our alumni graduates and former students are doing

Permaculture Action Party

Formidable Vegetable return to their roots for a very special permaculture action party at Djanbung Gardens in Nimbin - the place where it all began! Djanbung custodian, designer & permaculture pioneer Robyn Francis is a permie-legend, having taught over 150...


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Robyn the Activator – on ABC Open

ABC Open tells peoples stories in film. Producer/film-maker Jeff Licence visited Djanbung Gardens in June 2014 to make a short film about Robyn Francis for the 'Unsung' series, titled Robyn the Activator. http://vimeo.com/100972877  




Dganbung Gardens

dganbung means platypus

Djanbung (pronounced with a hard ‘j’ and silent ‘d’) means platypus in the local Wiyabul dialect – the name was given by senior Bundjalung elder and lore keeper, Uncle Eric Walker.

Discover more about the indigenous significance of the Djanbung.

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