[permaculture] Pc teacher hits 100

Robyn Francis erda at nor.com.au
Sun Jan 20 01:21:56 EST 2008

Party for the Planet
Sat Jan 26th at Djanbung Gardens

On January 26th everyone is invited to Djanbung Gardens to celebrate
sustainable initiatives and people in action to mark the completion of Robyn
Francis 100th PDC  (Permaculture Design Course), January 11-25 and the 15th
anniversay of Djanbung Gardens.

This milestone, which many colleagues claim is possibly a world-first, also
coincides with a number of significant anniversaries for Robyn: 5 years
since permaculture training received national accreditation; 10 years since
the permaculture training centre building at Djanbung was completed; 15
years since work first commenced at Djanbung Gardens to transform an empty
cowpasture; 21 years since Robyn founded Permaculture International Ltd in
Sydney (1987); and 25 years since Robyn did a PDC and commenced her
permaculture career.

"This celebration is to acknowledge all the incredible work my former
students are doing around the world, transforming the land, empowering
communities, establishing community gardens, designing ecovillages, teaching
in schools, TAFE's and universities, establishing ethical enterprises,
working in areas of great poverty and need in Asia, Latin America and
Africa, and as activists for the environment and social justice"

The Party for the Planet celebration is open to the public, and former
course graduates, permie friends and colleagues are particularly invited to
come along as a reunion and to reconnect with each other.

Sat 26th will commence with an Open Garden at 2pm including a tour of the
gardens. There will be space for former students and colleagues to put up
poster displays promoting their work, course photos etc. The evening
celebration will include open mike sessions for short reports in between

Sunday 27th, the gardens will be open 10am-3pm for a permie reunion and

Djanbung Gardens is located at 74 Cecil St, Nimbin, just 300m past the

Further information contact

Janelle Schafer or Robyn Francis

Ph 6689 1755

Mob 0429 147 138

Pathways to sustainability through
Accredited Permaculture Training
Certificates III & IV and Diploma of Permaculture - new semester starts Feb
18, 2008
Erda Institute Inc

Djanbung Gardens 
Permaculture Education Centre & Demonstration Farm
PO Box 379 Nimbin NSW 2480
02-6689 1755  /  0429 147 138

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