Pre- & Post- Convergence Courses

While you are in the area, attend one of the Permaculture Design Courses and other courses  in the region in the weeks leading up to the APC.

Teachers planning courses around this time please contact us so we can include you in the list. Email:

Pre- APC Courses

March 1-15   PDC, certified Permaculture Design Course. Permaculture College Australia, Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin

Residential immersion course. Live and learn in a working permaculture farm with one of the world’s most experienced PDC teachers, Robyn Francis, at Permaculture College Australia, Djanbung Gardens.
This 100-hour course includes the classic 72-hour PDC plus additional topics, practical projects and field trips. The course is fully catered by our qualified permaculture chef with local and organic produce for vegan and ethical omnivore diets. Camping on site.

Course fee: $2245 ($1995 Early bird) includes tuition, course handbook, full catering (except day off) and free camping on site. Enquire about accommodation & tent hire.
10% discount for Permaculture Australia members

Venue Djanbung Gardens PCA, Nimbin Nthn NSW  Inspiring 26-year-old permaculture property where the concepts taught are practiced.
Further details and registration

April 10-13   Advanced Design Skills . Permaculture College Australia, Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin

You’ve done a PDC and want to dive deeper? This course is for people who seek further skills for professional design and consulting or designing your own property, and is highly recommended for permaculture teachers and community project designers. Learn tricks of trade from one of permaculture’s leading designers and educators, Robyn Francis.
In 4 intensive days you will learn how to draw up professional designs, deal confidently with clients, cost jobs and prepare bills of quantity, present reports and get your consultancy practice going.  This course is for people who have already completed a full PDC.

Course fee: $645 (Earlybird $585 includes tuition, free camping on site, b’fast, lunch, M/A teas plus one evening meal. NB camp kitchen available for self-catering evening meals or a short walk to village shops and cafes.
10% discount for Permaculture Australia members.

Venue: Djanbung Gardens PCA, Nimbin Nthn NSW  Inspiring 26-year-old permaculture property where the concepts taught are practiced.
Limited places available. This is a small group course to maximise teacher/student support and guidance.
Further details and registration

Post-APC Courses

April 25-27  Deep Adaption and Cultural Regeneration for Social and Climate Change. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin

3-day Social Permaculture Retreat with Star Hawk and Robyn Francis at Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin

Living with climate grief and eco-despair can be a catalyst for personal and collective response to the challenges and opportunities in a world facing social collapse and climate catastrophe.

We will explore the transformative potential of deepening our relationship with our living planet and each other; of accepting what is and how things are; of acknowledging the depth of our grief, of solastalgia; and of turning despair into courage, compassion and meaningful action with renewed resolve and inner strength.  Discover ways to initiate cultural regeneration in our communities and strengthen our resilience.

Learn what positive steps we can take to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and hear hopeful stories of regeneration from around the world.

The workshop will involve individual, small group and whole group work through experiential processes as well as song, dance, meditation and ritual.  It draws inspiration from Deep Ecology, The Work that Reconnects, Cultural Emergence, Social and Cultural Ecology, Deep Adaption, Extinction Rebellion, Starhawk’s writings and the Reclaiming tradition of earth-based spirituality.

This course brings together two inspiring pioneers of social permaculture and earth-based spirituality, Starhawk and Robyn Francis, to explore new edges in cultural regeneration for climate and social change.

Cost: $545  (E/B $495) includes full catering plus welcome dinner Friday 24th. Free camping on site.  10% discount for Permaculture Australia members

Further details & registration: