Immerse yourself in permaculture for an intensive living, learning experience with PCA at Djanbung Gardens for our residential PDC intensive. Gain the knowledge and skills to design your property, create abundance, build a resilient community and bring practical sustainability into your personal life, profession and workplace.
PCA teaching team: is lead by Robyn Francis, international permaculture pioneer and educator, plus Janelle Schafer, Annaliese Hordern, Angela Skehan, John Button & guests.
- Permaculture principles, ethics, design methodologies, & pathways to sustainability
- Patterns and processes in nature, biome approach to sustainable management, essential earth systems science and understanding global climate influences
- Soil ecology, organic soil management, mulches and compost
- Water management planning, collection, storage and conservation, earthworks and aquaculture
- Forest ecosystems and design of forests for food, forage, fibre, structural materials, habitat, conservation, wildlife, tree-cropping and farm forestry
- Food producing systems for home gardens, small holdings, urban systems to broad acre farmlands
- Design to reduce vulnerability to fire, drought, natural disasters, and impacts of global climate change
- Appropriate technology, renewable energy systems, and passive solar house design
- Bioregional & community regeneration strategies, urban renewal, eco-village design, community economics, legal structures, community gardens, and city farms.
The Venue: Djanbung Gardens has been described as one of permaculture’s best-designed properties in the subtropics and been featured in books, magazines, and documentaries around the world. Established in 1994 as a living learnscape, you will learn in an environment where the concepts taught are being practiced in the spirit of Earth Care and People Care.