Robyn Francis

Robyn Francis
Fields Permaculture, Agriculture

Robyn Francis is an award-winning international permaculture pioneer, designer, educator, presenter, innovator and founder of Permaculture College Australia.

Having worked in Permaculture since 1983 permaculture throughout Australia and overseas, Robyn was founding director Permaculture International Ltd (PIL) in 1987, designer and creator of Djanbung Gardens, Australia's leading permaculture centre, and was member of the National Reference Group which developed the Accredited Permaculture Training™ (APT) for Permaculture International.[1]

Robyn has dedicated the past 25 years to empowering people to be effective agents of change. Her students include some of permaculture's leading teachers and activists.[2]

Permaculture College Australia and Djanbung Gardens

In December 1992, Robyn began developing a permaculture training centre and demonstration farm on 5-acres of degraded cow pasture in sub-tropical Northern NSW. 19 years later, Djanbung Gardens has a wide range of working systems demonstrating approaches to sustainable living and design through guided and self-guide tours as well as training programs including short courses, part and full-time accredited training, and residential internships. Permaculture Education and Permaculture College Australia operate from Djanbung Gardens.[3]



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  1. 1 2 3 4 Francis, Robyn. "What is Permaculture?". Permaculture College Australia, Djambung Gardens. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  2. Have your say » 27th Jan 2011 3:00 AM (2011-01-27). "Concerns over bid to ban plants". Northern Star. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  3. Grayson, Russ (2007-09-09). "Robyn Francis, permaculture educator & early adoptor". Permaculture International Limited. Archived from the original on 9 September 2007. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  4. Francis, Robyn (2011-02-10). "Robyn Francis". Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  5. Francis, Robyn (2009-07-10). "Re-imagining Utopia - Jarlanbah". ABC Radio. Archived from the original on 10 July 2009. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  6. 1 2 "Chaordic Permaculture Institute Pilot / Robyn". Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  7. "Trouble in Paradise: Dual Occupancy at Jarlanbah". Kitchen Table Sustainability. 2012-03-22. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  8. 1 2 "Robyn Francis Permaculture Research Institute - Permaculture Forums, Courses, Information & News". Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  9. "Pip Magazine - Australian Permaculture". Retrieved 2015-10-25.
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