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 permaculture design courses, spreading the movement all over the world from the UK & NZ …

Report from IPC in India 2017

Robyn Francis with Vananda Shiva at IPC India

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), held in Hyderabad, and as lead teacher of the IPC-PDC. …

Global Permaculture Events in India Nov 2017

Permaculture in India

IPC-13 in INDIA Nov 25-Dec 2 Time to gather again has come: Aranya Agricultural Alternatives is excited to welcome you in India this year for the 13th International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) scheduled from November 25 to December 2, 2017 in Hyderabad, Telangana. Happening every two years since 1985, IPCs are 100% solution focused events drawing the …

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 …

Polly Update #2 Justice not vengeance

Much has happened over the past few days. Polly has been steadily improving, though today she suffered a relapse – more on this later. We are heartened to see her faith in human kindness being restored with all the love and caring attention she’s been receiving. The Summer Solstice on the evening of Wednesday 21st …

Bill Mollison – a giant tree has fallen in the forest of humanity

Robyn Francis reflects on her memories of Bill Mollison, teacher, mentor, friend… Bill Mollison, co-creator of the permaculture concept and founder of the movement, passed away in Hobart, Tasmania on the evening of September 24, 2016. For many it felt like a giant old growth tree in the forest had fallen. Since then tributes have …