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Meadows - a treasure trove of biodiversity The herb meadows were once an essential component of traditional farming systems in Bavaria and other parts of Europe. I lived in rural Bavaria (Southern Germany) for three years in the mid 1970s, and was fascinated by the...
In early October I made my third journey to the Chinese city of Shenzhen to teach a PDC with my wonderful Taiwanese colleague, Hui-i Chiang. This was the second full design course hosted by Taihua company at Wutong Island, which they intend to make an annual event. It...
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Here are the basics for having a supply of garlic for vegetative propagation. The details I will be discussing is harvesting, processing/curing and storage. Get it right, and your home grown garlic will store for eight months or more. Please note: this information is...
Being a Permaculture Diploma student at Djanbung Gardens has a number of benefits. To start with, we attend all short courses on offer at Djanbung, an incredibly rich and diverse curriculum. A few weeks ago we completed a cheese making workshop with our local expert...
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Landed in Frankfurt early this morning after a long grueling flight half way round the planet. All my bamboo* carbon credits for flying this year are consumed by this journey, but as with nearly all of my travels over the past 3 decades, this journey has a purpose and...
At Djanbung Gardens we actively look for opportunities for our students to gain real-life experience supporting community projects in Nimbin. Last year we heard through the village grapevine that the Nimbin Aged Care and Respite Service (NACRS) were needing help to...
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Robyn Francis asks 13 important questions regarding the polarized debate of a vegan society, what about the animals, and are there better ways to solve the world’s food, farming and environmental problems.
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),...
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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.
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