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Enjoy the great learning environment and resources at Djanbung Gardens

Enjoy the great learning environment and resources at Djanbung Gardens

Read on to find out about …

• Venue and Training Environment

• Course resources on site

• Local resources and services

• Residential options

Training Environment – Venue

The main training room is a large earthbrick passive solar hexagon opening onto generous veranda spaces. The main room also houses the extensive professional reference library, AV library and equipment and internet access (wireless and cable broadband). The main room is open to students for day and evening use as a design studio and common room. The generous verandas provide popular semi-open training spaces for classes and undercover practical workshops.

The administration office provides photocopying facilities. Tea-making facilities available for non-residential students, plus communal wood-fired BBQ and cob oven.

Composting toilets, shower and hand washing facilities provided for all students .

Other facilities include nursery, tool shed and workshop, range of traditional and hand tools and equipment for practical training.

The training centre has a 3 Ha “living classroom” of working permaculture systems for field work and practical training including plant nursery, gardens, orchards, animal systems, aquatic systems, bush regeneration, bushfoods and wildife habitat areas.

See list at bottom of page for training equipment and text books you need to provide for your studies.

Course resources on site

Students have access to a comprehensive professional library of over 2000 reference books and publications, video/DVD library, internet access, photocopying service and printer. Longer-term interns can choose to have an individual patch in the Djanbung Community Garden for personal use and experimentation. Interns have opportunities to participate in a wide range of projects and activities at Djanbung Gardens. External opportunities include Nimbin Community programs, Nimbin Food Co-op, Landcare projects and Environment Centre.

Local Resources and Services


Rainbow Power Company, Environment Centre, Food Co-op, School of Arts, Community Centre, Nimbin Neighbourhood Centre,  Centrelink agency, counselling and community support services, Medical Centre, alternative healing centre, shopping centre, markets etc.

Recreational opportunities include yoga, tai chi, dance classes, life drawing, sporting clubs, bushwalking club etc.

Entertainment – regular live gigs, poetry nights, movie nights and events in the village. National Parks & world heritage rainforests only 15 min from Nimbin.

Lismore City

30km from Nimbin – regional centre with Southern Cross University, TAFE, Conservatorium of Music, Soil Food Web, organic market, regional services and government offices, major CBD, specialist professional, community & health services, entertainment etc plus rail and coach links and domestic airport.

Lismore district is exceptionally diverse with numerous villages & great local markets.

Byron Bay (daily shuttle bus service), Lennox Head, Ballina and Gold Coast beaches approx 1 hour drive from Nimbin.

Residential Options

Camping space available plus limited places for bunk beds and private rooms.  Intern accommodation is self-contained in three charming railway carriages, with a fully equipped communal kitchen, showers, social space, private rooms, bunks and camping areas.

Please enquire for further details admin@permaculture.com.au