Permaculture Open Day 2016 – Growing our Future

The Djanbung team preparing for Open Day

Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Open Day, Saturday June 11, 2016, 10am-4pm A fun filled day of food, tours, presentations and workshops and the opportunity to explore the gardens of the world-class Permaculture centre, Djanbung Gardens, will be held Saturday June 11, 10am-4pm. This year’s theme ‘Growing Our Future’ is focused on sharing practical skills and solutions …

NEW – Masterclass Internships 2016

PCA is excited to offer limited places for our new masterclass internship program:  The two specialist 11-week masterclass internships will commence August 16, 2016 at Djanbung Gardens, one in all aspects of food production Garden-to-Table, and the other in Bamboo, Natural Building and Landscaping. These internships involve 25-30 hours per week structured workplace and classroom …

Integrating Biochar in Permaculture

Mini Moxham biochar kiln in operation at Biochar workshop, Djanbung Gardens with Dolph Cooke

“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 – Reducing Carbon Footprint and Increasing Yields An Integrated Design Research Report by Max Shaap …

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 every opportunity is taken to stack stuff onto small motorbikes, buzzing and …

PCA

Empowering effective agents of change for a better world… Permaculture College Australia Inc  (PCA) is a non-profit incorporated organisation providing quality training and education in permaculture design and practices.Founded by permaculture pioneer, Robyn Francis, PCA is based at Djanbung Gardens in Northern NSW Australia, where it delivers accredited vocational training and professional development for permaculture …

Creative Community Facilitation

Learn the art of faciltation—whether  you’re involved in community gardens, Permaculture groups, transition initiatives, teaching or sustainable development work—you need effective facilitation skills and tools to harness community energy. Creative facilitation of participatory process, balancing challenge and conviviality is key to success. Through this short intensive course, Robyn Francis shares 3 decades of experience in …

Beyond the PDC – Professional Development in Permaculture

Already done a PDC? Looking for ways to fill in the critical skills and knowledge gaps? We can help…PCA (Permaculture College Australia) offers a range of options for permaculturists to fast-track practical skills beyond the PDC to be more effective in your chosen field of Permaculture practices.• Professional Development short intensive courses,• Permaculture Practices longer …

Beyond the PDC – Professional Development in Permaculture

Already done a PDC? Looking for ways to fill in the critical skills and knowledge gaps? We can help…PCA (Permaculture College Australia) offers a range of options for permaculturists to fast-track practical skills beyond the PDC to be more effective in your chosen field of Permaculture practices.• Professional Development short intensive courses,• Permaculture Practices longer …