What is permaculture?

Aerial photo of Djanbung Gardens

Permaculture is essentially about designing sustainable environments with the focus being on how we provide our needs in a way that works with nature’s processes and ecology. Based on the words Permanent (as in sustainable) and Culture (including agri-culture), Permaculture addresses all aspects of human culture, not only food production but how we build, how …

What is permaculture?

Aerial photo of Djanbung Gardens

Permaculture is essentially about designing sustainable environments with the focus being on how we provide our needs in a way that works with nature’s processes and ecology. Based on the words Permanent (as in sustainable) and Culture (including agri-culture), Permaculture addresses all aspects of human culture, not only food production but how we build, how …

What is the difference between Permaculture College Australia Inc and Djanbung Gardens?

Permaculture College Australia Inc is a not-for-profit sustainability training organization which conducts the accredited vocational training and community education programs at Djanbung Gardens. Accredited Permaculture Training™ is conducted under a partnering agreement with a Registered Training Organisation approved by Permaculture International Ltd (the legal owner of APT™). Permaculture College Australia leases the training facilities and …

What is the difference between Permaculture College Australia Inc and Djanbung Gardens?

Permaculture College Australia Inc is a not-for-profit sustainability training organization which conducts the accredited vocational training and community education programs at Djanbung Gardens. Accredited Permaculture Training™ is conducted under a partnering agreement with a Registered Training Organisation approved by Permaculture International Ltd (the legal owner of APT™). Permaculture College Australia leases the training facilities and …

I have already completed a PDC and would like to get an APT qualification.

There’s several ways you can do this, depending on your knowledge and skills and what you have been doing since the PDC. 1. Experienced permaculturists can apply for a qualification under RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) 2. If you think you require further training in specific areas, check out our short course and professional development …

I have already completed a PDC and would like to get an APT qualification.

There’s several ways you can do this, depending on your knowledge and skills and what you have been doing since the PDC. 1. Experienced permaculturists can apply for a qualification under RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) 2. If you think you require further training in specific areas, check out our short course and professional development …

How do I organize a visit to Djanbung Gardens?

The gardens are open to the public Wednesdays to Saturdays 10.30am-3pm. Self-guided tours are available during open hours. Interpretive guided tours are conducted regularly on Saturdays at 11 am.  Tour fees: Self-guided tour $7 /$5 concession, includes explanatory booklet and map Guided Tours: $20 adult, $15 concession, $5 child, $50 family Group tours and visits …

What is Permaculture College Australia Inc ‘s policy on sharing information with the public?

Permaculture College Australia respects intellectual property under copyright law.  Much of the material on this site such as photos and articles are copyright of the individual author/phtgrapher thus permission should be sought for use. Items posted under Creative Commons are noted accordingly and subject to CC terms and conditions.

Does Permaculture College Australia Inc make a profit and, if so, what is done with it?

Permaculture College Australia Incorporated is a not-for-profit sustainability education organisation. It is a registred not-for-profit association. The College does not aim to make a profit. Course fees are designed to cover basic costs and there is a lot of voluntary input to keep course costs affordable.

Who owns the Permaculture College Australia Inc?

As a not-for-profit incorporated association, Permaculture College Australia Inc is owned by it members. The founding members of of the association were Robyn Francis, Robert Rosen, Janelle Schafer, Lisa Yeates, Carla Tipping and Lindsay Smith-Moir. The association was initially called Erda Institute Incorporated, and in December 2009 changed its name to Permaculture College Australia to …