Students at Djanbung Gardens welcome everyone to their open day on June 12.
Students at Djanbung Gardens welcome everyone to their open day on June 12.

Permaculture garden's open day

If you haven’t been to Djanbung Gardens in Nimbin yet, an open day on Saturday, June 12, offers you the opportunity to go along and see permaculture in action.

The gardens are the home of The Permaculture College Australia and this year the theme for the open day is ‘Practical Solutions for Eco-friendly Living and Design’. There will be tours around the gardens and property where you can see practical examples of sustainable food production, animal systems, composting, waste and water treatment, alternative technologies and buildings.

Permaculture college students will give creative presentations on a number of topics, as well as hosting workshops and static displays. Topics include: no-dig gardens, composting, worm farming, food forests and fungi, natural pest management, scarecrows, paper making, conscious power consumption, ‘peak everything’, genetic engineering, seed saving and mangrove maintenance.

To give you food for thought and to keep you sustained, an array of seasonal savories and sweets fresh from the gardens will be on offer for you to eat throughout the day.

The gardens have experienced much growth this year and the students are looking forward to sharing their skills with the community as well as give career advice and celebrating the harvest. Please feel free to bring questions, stories and friends.

For further information, visit www.permaculture.com.au and turn up on the day between 10am and 3pm. Djanbung Gardens are located at 74 Cecil Street, Nimbin.


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