About Bellingen Seedsavers

We are a group of like-minded growers of edible and useful heritage plant varieties in the Bellingen area of northeast New South Wales, Australia.

Our climate varies from frost-free coastal areas to inland river valleys and highlands with frosts. Bellingen has an average annual rainfall of 1507ml.

Thursday 20 April 2017

Permaculture Australia Gathering May 13-14 at Djanbung Gardens

Sat May 13:   10am-4pm  Pc Fair & Open Day (entry by donation)

6.30pm Fundraising Dinner with Rosemary Morrow starts 6.30pm (booking essential)
Sun May 14: Visioning Permaculture Australia, AGM and other business for members (catered, booking essential)

Join us at Djanbung Gardens for an inspiring day of workshops, presentations and displays at the public open day and Permaculture Fair on Saturday 13th May, 10am-4pm. Connect with people committed to making the world a better place. Learn something new, share your ideas and experience with others and explore the gardens. Books, resources and plants for sale. Abundance Cafe will be open with delicious snacks, lunches and local coffee.  NB this will replace the Annual Djanbung Gardens Open Day normally held in June.

On Saturday evening, treat yourself to the ultimate Locavore Feast fundraising dinner on Saturday evening from 6.30pm catered by Abundance Café, specialising in garden fresh and local foods of the Nimbin bioregion and Northern Rivers prepared by our permaculture artisan chef, Melian Fertl. There will be live entertainment and Rosemary Morrow, who has recently returned from working with Kurdish refugees in the Middle East, will be guest speaker. Costa Georgiadis will also join us on screen to share some pearls of wisdom in his affable exuberant style.

This event is celebrating 30 years since the incorporation of Permaculture International Ltd in 1987, which now operates as Permaculture Australia (PA). PA is the national voice connecting permaculture practitioners around Australia. It pioneered the accrediting of vocational qualifications and training in permaculture, which in 2016 was included in the National Training Package with Horticulture, Agriculture and Conservation and Land Management. PA also operates the only dedicated permaculture tax deductible gift fund ‘Permafund’ which provides small grants to permaculture projects throughout Australia and internationally in areas of need.

This event is being hosted by Permaculture College Australia Inc at Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, as a fundraising event for Permaculture Australia. Djanbung Gardens hosted the Australasian Permaculture Convergence APC-7 in 1997. Since then the gardens have matured to become an internationally significant example of permaculture practice, education and training. The gardens founder, Robyn Francis, was also founding director of Permaculture International Ltd and Permaculture Australia.

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