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Permaculture Design Course - Spring PDC at Djanbung Gardens

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Robyn Francis teaches her 160th PDC at Djanbung Gardens.

Immerse yourself in permaculture for a 2-week living, learning experience at Djanbung Gardens. Gain the knowledge and skills to design your property, create abundance, build resilient community and bring practical sustainability into your personal life, profession and workplace.

A comprehensive introduction to permaculture principles, applications & design practices, the 80+hour PDC at Djanbung Gardens includes the standard 72-hour international PDC curriculum, addressing all major climatic zones (temperate, subtropic, tropical & arid) and the breadth of permaculture applications for sustainable urban, rural & bioregional design and development.

Our permaculture training gives special attention to climatic zones represented by course participants. The course meets a common international standard as a foundation course for permaculture practitioners and teachers.

This 2-week (80hr) intensive certified PDC at Djanbung Gardens is an inspiring and empowering experience, in a living working permaculture farm where the concepts taught are practiced. Located in the beautiful Nimbin Valley, an area famous for it’s natural beauty, rainforests, sustainability initiatives and alternative culture.

October is a pleasant time of year with warm-hot days and cool nights. Daytime maximum temperatures are generally around 24-30deg C, a little cooler in wet weather. Nights can get down to 10-15 deg, so make sure you bring a warm sleeping bag and warm layers for evenings and early morning.

Course Commences 9am Sat 7 Oct and Ends 4.00pm Sat 21 Oct.
NB participants are encouraged to arrive after midday on Friday 6th to set up camp and book in. (NB catering does not start until lunchtime Sat 7th – communal kitchen available, or cafes in town just 10min walk away). Free camping includes Fri 6th and Sat 21st.

To register please complete the REGISTRATION FORM.

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS: Please contact admin at or call 02 6689 1755
NB multiple discounts are not available -
please choose only one if you are eligible.

• Coming with a friend or partner? 5% off for couples or multiple registrations.

•  FairShare partial work exchange Limited opportunities for partial work exchange for low income applicants – please enquire about our FairShare program.

• Refresher PDC For those who’ve already done a PDC and want to hone up your knowledge and skills through a refresher course, we offer a special refresher PDC $500 discount. NB conditions apply.

• Are you a member of Permaculture Australia? We offer a special 10% discount for financial PA members on all our courses. Please login to the Permaculture Australia website, Member Discounts page, you'll find us listed under NSW, Permaculture College Au.

IMPORTANT please complete the Registration Form

Accommodation: Free camping on site with your own tent/campervan.
You can also book accommodation in a hire tent (includes ground sheet & yoga mat).
Check out other accommodation options in Nimbin.

Catering the course is fully catered (except for the free day) – food features fresh garden, local and organic produce, international cuisine with options for omnivores (local free-range meats) and vegetarian diets. Gluten free can also be catered for by prior arrangement.

PCA teaching team:  is lead by Robyn Francis, international permaculture pioneer and educator, plus Angela Skehan, Annaliese Hordern, Mark Pickard, Fionn Quinlan and guest presenters: Linda Woodrow (author of The Permaculture Home Garden and 470), Sarah Boulle and Cerise Acacia.

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Refund policy

If you cancel your course more than two weeks before the course commencement date you will receive a refund of fees paid minus a $300 administration fee. Cancellations 5-14 days prior to course commencement you will be refunded 50% of the course fee. Cancellations less than 5 days prior to course commencement date you will be refunded 30% of the course fee. If we have to cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances all fees paid will be fully refunded.