Forest Gardening Weekend

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” –

Masanobu Fukuoka

This event is aimed at those wanting to get a little bit dirtier, learn a little more, spend some time to get to know Djaning, and delve deeper into the myriad means of creating, managing and maintaining a forest garden.

This course is for anyone interested in long term resilience, perennial food systems, community interdependence, self sufficiency, permaculture design techniques, strategies, and living applications.

We will be looking at existing systems here on Djaning, and begin to manage and extend an existing 2 -3 year old Syntropic system here on site. We will be pruning, mulching, planting, and delving into the array of styles we have trialed here on the farm. Most of all we’ll be connecting through a love of all things trees, fire side chats, good food and inspiration from the burgeoning forest surrounds.

For us, Forest Gardening is empowering and a deeply liberating approach to food production and long term land restoration. We have found our gardens to be resilient in the face of drought, fire and flood. We wish to share how we have been and are able to go from a degraded pasture, to a thriving forest, all the while providing ourselves and neighbourhood with food, fibre, medicine and a beautiful place to live in.

The techniques further delved into on this course are applicable and replicable anywhere that plants grow. Be it a small urban block, a large farm or guerilla gardening the verge.

This is a great course for you if have a genuine long term interest in plants, forestry and food growing. It may help if you have attended any of our (or other similar), courses before. Be it Permaculture Design Certificates to introductory courses in forest gardening, syntropy and agroecology, though this is not essential.

Bring along any tools you may find useful. Particular tools we find useful are secateurs, machete, pull saw/folding saws and the like.

There is plenty of open space for camping, with beautiful ‘fancy’ compost toilets on site, fresh rain water for drinking, and a creek for swimming/bathing.

Dinners will be included, BYO lunch and breakfast. Hats, sunscrean, boots and water bottles will also come in handy.

The farm is situated within walking distance to The Channon village Tavern and shop.

This is a family friendly event, children welcome to attend with responsible parents. 😉

The cost for this two+ day intensive is $300 including camping and dinners.


Partner + family discount available. email us for details.email: djaningdesign@gmail.com for payment details.

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